We take our social responsibility seriously. That's why we support a number of organizations in their work developing education in Nepal through our Steps 2 Nepal program.
Sandwiched between India and Tibet and dominated by the rugged peaks of the Himalaya, Nepal is an unforgettable land of fertile valleys and peaceful villages, winding mountain trails dotted with prayer flags and wildflowers, gigantic glaciers and the snow-capped peaks of the world's highest mountains.
It's the combination of awe-inspiring wilderness, vibrant culture and gentle pace that captures the hearts of those who visit, luring people back and confirming Nepal's official tourism slogan: Once is Not Enough.
One of the key areas of focus of the Steps 2 Nepal program is to introduce children in the UK to the villages, towns and cultures associated with some of the world's most iconic mountains. We want to help children in the UK understand the world in which we live, whilst also playing our part in making that world a slightly better place.
To do this, Steps 2 Summit has three primary social aims:
Sponsorship of children to get a better level of education in Nepal.
Developing Schools and Teaching in Nepal.
Linking Schools in the UK and Nepal to share best practice.
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We currently sponsor two children in Nepal. Tenzin is from a Tibetan school and Bal Krishna, who is a young monk in Pal Ewam Namgyal Monastic School.
Tenzin is 6 years old and is from the small village of Manang, which is a very remote village located high in the mountains of Nepal. Tenzin's parents work in Manang, so in order to access education, Tenzin now lives with away from his parents. Tenzin lives with his grandparents and attends the Mt. Everest School in Solukhumbu.
Both of Tenzon's grandparents are farmers and they plant and harvest potatoes to make a living. As they do not make a lit of money, Tenzin's parents also try to help by sending them money from their jobs in Manang.
Bal Krishna and his family are from the Udayapur district of Nepal. He is 9 years old and has one younger brother and one younger sister. Both of his parents work as labourers in construction. Bal Krishna is in class LKG at the Pal Ewam Namgyal Monastic School. The Pal Ewam Monestry is one of the oldest monestries in the area around Upper Mustang.
Our child sponsorship work is completed through the Tibet Relief Fund and we encourage schools to look into their own sponsorship opportunities here
Developing Schools and Teaching
We are committed to building schools in Nepal through the Steps 2 Nepal project. We do this by donating funds, time and resources via the charity CHANCE for Nepal.
It costs around £7500 to build a school in Nepal. Once a school is build, CHANCE support the school in recruiting and training teaching staff to ensure the children in the poorest regions get access to the education they deserve. A number of UK based personnel visit Nepal to aid with the development of the English language as the Nepalese government have set targets for the majority of lessons to be taught in English in Nepalese schools.
We are working on a number of fundraising events, along with donating a percentage of every purchase of the S2S system to this project.
Details of schools built by TLG-PE & Steps 2 Summit will be posted on this page in due course.
It is hugely beneficial for children in both the UK and Nepal to deepen their knowledge of the world we live in and to understand how schooling and life in general differs. We provide opportunities for Schools in both countries to increase their knowledge and form links with partner schools.
If you are interested in forming a link with a school in Nepal, please contact us for further details.