Education  Nepal Project #50624

Ambassadors for Education

by The Small World
Ambassadors for Education
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

Dear Friends and Supporters , 

We hope you're doing well and staying safe.

We sincerely hope that despite this challenging year, you were able to experience joy and make amazing memories, and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!

In the wake of Covid-19 in Nepal, every aspect of human life has been significantly disrupted, especially for children in regards to their education and safety. Like any developing country, orphans and vulnerable children in Nepal have been at the highest risk during the pandemic, facing not only hunger but also trafficking and abuse as they remained out of school.

Therefore, our goal to protect them by providing relief foods, safe places to live, and the gift of education made our work at The Small World more important than ever. We have rescued and our relief support has benefited over 1,000 children during the pandemic.

Due to their remote locations, children faced a huge learning crisis during this pandemic. Particularly in geographically challenged regions like Solukhumbhu, it's nearly impossible for students to take online classes since basic infrastructures like electricity & internet have never been introduced.

The Arhaus Children's Home has provided not only food and a safe, loving environment to over 80 marginalized students, but also much needed organized daily classes inside the home. With every school in the region closed, our Senior girls from the Solukhumbhu Girls' dorm have been homeschooling students in the home while also maintaining safety rules. This has not only ensured continued education but has also established a strong family bond between the senior and junior students.

As the government prepared to open physical schools, many students, especially from marginalized families who suffered from this pandemic, have needed support with Back-to-School preparedness, so The Small World has distributed school bags, stationeries, face masks, and sanitizers to over 1,500 students in the Solukhumbhu area.


We couldn't have done this without the help of our incredible partner organizations and really appreciate their support. Next year, we aspire to continue on our mission and spread smiles across even more faces, with the aim of reaching 2000 more students by mid-2022!

Please consider telling your friends and family about our project—you can https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/a-year-end-gift-to-change-the-lives-of-children/ on social media, or just bring us up in conversation. Sharing with your community why you chose to support our organization will help us increase the work we can do in our community.

Karma Sherpa
Executive Director & Co-Founder 
*The Small World*
Email: karma@thesmallworld.org 
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Abi and his family
Abi and his family

Dear All Friends, Namaste !

Here, we are sharing this Untold Story of how Trekking Porters, Guides and many other vulnerable family who lost their jobs from COVID-19 are affected in The Small World working communities in Solukhumbu, Everest area.

My name is Abi . I am 51 years old and I have been a trekking porter since I was 14 years old. I really have enjoyed being a porter, every season working with people from many countries and helping with their baggage to many mountain areas. I have done some very challenging treks, like Mera Peak base camp, many times to Everest base camp, the Rolwaling valley trek, and the Dolpa trek.


Since this is a seasonal job, I could not save money when I was working, but was able to take care of my family buying rice, sugar, salt, spices, and clothing for my wife and children and my children's education. During the trekking off season, I used to work in a firm with my family growing potatoes, wheat, and some vegetables and chicken to sustain the family.


I could never have imagined anything like this so called COVID-19 that has caused a very unpredictable time in my life. It has been completely over one year that I have not seen any tourists in the Everest region or any jobs for portering. It has been many months since we have even seen any dollars at all.


The most challenging situation right now is my children’s education. Their school re-opened two months ago but I couldn’t send my children due to the financial problem of paying school tuition fees and supplies. Every day, my children want to go to school; my wife is also suffering for a long time from high blood pressure and she has been taking medicine. So, I think probably, I can not send my children this year or until my job resumes. My son is only 6 years old and he is ok for not going to school. But my daughter Arati , 14 years old and in grade 6, is not able to understand our situation. She is very sad and misses her friends, every day crying as she watches them going to school without her. She has also tried to commit suicide. I have tried to find some loan within my communities, but with no luck, since everyone's stories are similar, and I don’t have collateral for a loan from a bank or financial institution.


A few days ago, I heard about The Small World and I came to meet with Karma and shared all my problems; I am praying for my children’s support to send them to school soon.

Everyday The Small World team is working in the filed how we can support children who can't return back to school without our support. Please, we need your support to reach our goal to continue keep children in school this year. for more information about the program visit here https://www.thesmallworld.org/ambassadors-for-education

Trekking porter in Nepal.
Trekking porter in Nepal.
Abi's Daughter & son looking after buffalo & chore
Abi's Daughter & son looking after buffalo & chore
Small World is supporting Abi's daughter and son
Small World is supporting Abi's daughter and son
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The Small World

Location: kathmandu - Nepal
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Karma Sherpa
kathmandu, Nepal
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