Working with Himalayan communities for better education, improved health and environmental sustainability.
Over the years, thousands of travellers have visited the Himalaya. For many it is an opportunity to trek beneath the world's highest peaks and to appreciate some of the world's most hospitable cultures. Yet the Himalaya is not just a vast adventure playground. For the local communities it is anything but easy – with access to basic health and education services often out of reach.
Following in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary who was devoted to bringing education to the Sherpa people, the AHF is working in partnership with local communities to help the people of the Himalaya through improvements in health, education and conservation.
Giving to the AHF is an opportunity to give something back.
World Nomads customers have been supporting the work of the AHF since 2006. See the impact of this support in a short documentary below.
Training, refresher course, and supervising (throughout the year) of a group of approximately 300 teachers: to greatly improve teaching and learning levels and skills, improve retention rates, and lengthen the education of nearly 4,000 kids in about 70 schools.
Training about 190 Nepalis as teachers, greatly improving teaching and education standards, that in turn increase opportunities for more than 4,000 children about 70 schools, and also providing specific mentoring, education quality, and resource assistance to those schools.
The Quality Education program in Nele and Sotang, some of the poorest regions of rural Nepal, will help to ensure that all children have access to primary education. This project builds on 4 years of grass roots educational support in the region.
An innovative grassroots program to break poverty cycle through education. Help to ensure a regular supply of the basics - pens, paper, writing books and textbooks (computers are unheard of) to the 11,900 children attending school in the impoverished Sotang district.
This project is a part of an ongoing Teacher Training & Quality Education program, which operates in one of the poorest regions of rural Nepal, the Lower Solu Khumbu, and helps to ensure that all children have access to a primary education.