Thousands of children across Nepal do not have access to basic education. The education of girls is of particular concern. Furthermore, the quality of education in government schools is very poor and deteriorating daily. Karuna-Shechen and its local partners are working to change this situation and offer a new alternative: quality education for all.
Support to 24 Government Community Schools
Karuna-Shechen provides support to 12 under-funded community schools across rural Nepal. We extended our help to an additional 12 schools that were severely damaged in the tragic earthquakes that struck Nepal in 2015.
The funds we provide are used to construct new schools, repair or build facilities, such as toilets, purchase and distribute textbooks, stationary and uniforms, buy desks, chairs and benches, and lease land for playgrounds.
Schools in Humla
In Humla, one of the most remote and least developed regions of Nepal, Karuna-Shechen has partnered with the Himalayan Children’s Society to improve the local Maha Buddha Secondary School in the village of Yalbang and expand the student hostel. The school now has over 310 students from 12 different villages. The students (60% of whom are girls!) have been performing exceptionally in their national exams.
Karuna-Shechen is also improving seven small isolated government-funded community primary schools around Yalbang by hiring additional teachers, improving the infrastructures, and distributing textbooks, stationery, uniforms, and sports equipment.
The objective is to properly educate primary school pupils for future enrolment at Maha Buddha. Most of these small schools were on the verge of closure before Karuna-Shechen’s intervention.