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The Australian Himalayan Foundation’s first Teacher Training & Quality Education (TTQE) program was inspired by the work of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust that has benefited the Everest (Khumbu) district of Nepal since 1961.
In 2005, the Australian Himalayan Foundation first started working with local Nepalese NGO, REED (Rural Education & Environmental Development) to develop a program to improve the quality of education in the Everest district.
Nine years later, this long--term program is improving the education of over 42,000 children in approximately 300 schools in the entire Solu Khumbu region, with 1700 teachers receiving training.
This program is divided into five three year project cycles and we have just completed work in the district of Nele – one of the most impoverished districts in the region.
Photo: Delisha (pictured on the left) is 10 years old and lives with her brother and sister and her mother, Gita, in the village of Nele. Thanks to the Teacher Training & Quality Education program, Delisha now attends school, has proper shoes to wear, a school uniform and textbooks and picture books to use. Her teacher, Tek (pictured in the top photo) has attended Teacher training and his classroom is now an interactive and fun place to learn.
"We developed a good rapport with the training team. They presented lessons according to their knowledge and strengths. The volunteers with leadership roles and a wide experience of teaching strategies and methods were most useful"
June Hughes, Australian Himalayan Foundation Teaching Volunteer