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Project report

Improve education in Nepal Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation | STATUS: COMPLETED

This project is 100% Funded



AUD 30,006

Raised from 9,928 people

Project background

The initial vocational training project had the aim of increasing the capacity of disadvantaged young girls and women in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal to become trained workers, providing them with employable skills and the opportunity to be leaders within their communities.

The long term objectives of such training is to:

  • Increase female access to educational training and opportunities.
  • Increase female workplace participation in remote and rural areas.
  • Increase leadership opportunities for women and girls within the community.

Due to other factors in relation to the priority needs of both our local partner REED Nepal, and the communities in which AHF works in Nepal; funding from this project was directed to support the education of women and girls through the AHF’s flagship program, Teacher Training and Quality Education (TTQE).  

The overall objectives are aligned to supporting the progression of women and girls through both quality teaching and education and creating opportunities for life-long learning and career progression.

Without access to a quality education, children in remote communities like the Everest region of Nepal remain deprived of the life skills and knowledge gained from education and are more likely to remain trapped in the cycle of poverty. In response to this need, the AHF is helping to ensure that all children (with a particular focus on girls) have access to a quality education that can lift them out of poverty.

Project activities

The funding from the Footprints Network supported the vocational training of teachers in techniques to improve the quality and delivery of child-centered learning. This is implemented on the ground by AHF’s Nepalese NGO partner REED Nepal. Trainers from REED visit the schools in remote communities to observe the training in-school and provide valuable feedback and ongoing support.

REED is accredited by the Nepalese Government’s National Centre for Education and Development and implemented in coordination with the Ministry of Education. AHF’s TTQE Program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive education programs in Nepal.

Project outcomes

In the 2016/17 Financial Year, the following outcomes were achieved:

  • 29,643 students benefitted from the program.
  • 1864 teachers benefitted with basic/refresher teachers’ training and mentoring support.
  • 257 schools were supported with training, mentoring and /or education materials.
  • 5085 parents and community members.
  • 1186 children benefitted from child club mobilization and support.

Project Feedback

“… I believe the TTQE Program and the training I received are key reasons I was awarded the National Education Award in 2014 from the Ministry of Education and the Best Head Teacher Award From REED in 2017.”

Binod Singh Tamang, Head Teacher, Shree Garma Secondary School, Nepal

What next?

The TTQE Program has been running for over 15 years and will continue to be delivered by AHF in partnership with REED Nepal. AHF has a strategic focus of building long-term capacity in the communities where we work so any change is sustained.

Can I visit the project?

AHF can make special arrangements for supported visits to projects depending on the current priorities and resources of our NGO partner and the schools at the time.

How was it this funded?

Thanks to hundreds of tiny donations from these online businesses and their customers.

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Australian Himalayan Foundation

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.

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