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The Himalayan Trust UK strives to improve the education and health in the mountainous regions of Nepal, particularly in the Taplejung region. Our guiding principles are laid down by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Over the last three decades we have built classrooms and provided vital furniture and equipment, but have never forgotten the importance of quality teaching and school management. We started our teacher and school training work in Khumbu and moved in 2005 to focus on the poorer area of Taplejung. Over the last 20 years we have provided training to over 750 teachers, which has improved the quality of around six million lessons benefiting over 20,000 children. We now have a first generation in Taplejung who are literate and are encouraged to explore through education. The children realise the door to escape poverty has been unlocked through the provision of better education.

Emulating the work of Sir Ed in Khumbu, we introduced our dedicated Health Programme in 2013 to transform community health by encouraging healthier life styles and better use of the available medical care through health education, the rebuild of a health post with birthing centre and scholarships for local women.

There is plenty more work to be done in our current core projects of Health and Education and with your help we can do even more to continue the work Sir Edmund Hillary started back in 1960.

Charity No: 1000153

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