On the first anniversary of the devastating April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Khyentse
Foundation signed partnerships with Teach for Nepal and Shree Mangal Dvip School, both based in Kathmandu. One year later, the partnerships are still going strong. KF’s continued support for the education of Nepal’s youth is an investment in the future of the country.
With KF’s support, Teach for Nepal had been able to expand its programs into some of the most deprived regions, and those hit hardest by the 2015 earthquake. The foundation directly supports 13 teachers in 5 remote schools, which are engaged in a rigorous 2-year leadership fellowship program.
“Since Fellows began to work in the schools, we have already begun to see improvement in learning achievements of the students as well as engagement of students in a variety of academic and extracurricular projects.” Teach for Nepal, 2016 report to KF
Khyentse Foundation also supports a sponsorship program for selected year 10 Shree Mangal Dvip (SMD) School graduates to further their studies in education and healthcare.
“Karma Chökyi and Dawa Sangmo have just started grade 11 in the science stream at a school outside of SMD. They feel blessed to have the foundation’s support. The foundation offered help for three, but four decided to pool their resources, which enables four to continue.” — Shirley Blair, SMD director