Update from Nepal Chapter Leader - Jimmy Lama

October 28, 2014

Jimmy Lama, COE Chapter Leader in Nepal, and Director of the Helambu Education Livelihood Projecy (HELP) shares his excitement in an update on dozens of volunteer placements across 18 partner schools over the summer.

The Helambu Education and Livelihood Project (HELP) is a registered non-profit organization based in Kathmandu originally supported by Mondo Foundation (a UK charity), which was started in 2009 to work on improving education in the Helambu region and its surrounding valleys of Nepal.

The organization, which has been distributing and managing the charitable funds raised in the UK and elsewhere, is run by local people from the Helambu region which it supports.

Situated about 70 km to the northeast of Nepal, Helambu is one of the most beautiful regions in Nepal. The majority of the Hyolmo villages in Helambu lack any real educational facilities due to a lack of good schools. There is minimal state educational support.

The highlights of the summer work at HELP included welcoming new enthusiastic volunteers to begin teaching in rural villages as well as completing major school building work at four schools in Bhotenamlang, Gufa, Ichowk and Dhundeni. They also distributed 572 “School in a Bag” bags for children at Pating, Lekharka, Gunsa and Pipaldhanda villages. Lasty, the second celebratory Champions Gathering was held on the 30th August, 2014 at Shree Deurali Primary School, Tartong.

To read the recent newsletter go to: HELP Newsletter 

For more information on HELP go to: http://www.helpnepal.co.uk/

“In partnership with our international partner Mondo Challenge Foundation, "We seek to   engage ourselves in those communities where our partnership can make a meaningful   impact in improving the quality of education by putting local community member at the center of their education system."
-Helambu Education and Livelihood Project (HELP)

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