HimalayanLife is building a regional school in Yangri, one of the hardest hit areas of Nepal in the 2015 earthquake. After substantial assistance in relief and rebuilding, the key to the future of the area is education. Only if good schooling is available to their children, families will reinvest themselves in the region and truly rise from the ashes, rather than migrating abroad and facing the uncertainties of migrant workers in India or the Gulf countries.
Commencing immediately after the earthquake, HimalayanLife has been assisting with relief and rebuilding in the Yangri Valley, some 70 km northeast of Kathmandu. By way of rebuilding houses, bridges, water supply, and hydro power the livelihood is being restored. However, the future of the area rests on the aspect of solid education for the next generation. Only if good schooling is available for their children, families will truly build their future in the 15 communities of the Yangri Valley.
HimalayanLife is building a primary/secondary school for 100 students in the Yangri Valley. The school has boarding facilities for half of the students, making the school effectively a regional education center. Hence the school's name: YANGRI ACADEMIC CENTER. A school with outstanding educational standards and current pedagogical methods. A school where the potentials of both the academically talented and challenged students are developed and will be prepared for being responsible citizens.
Villagers need to make the transition form subsistence farming to commercial agriculture.The earthquake in Nepal has accelerated this change. However, the people in Nepal and even the country's leadership find themselves ill equipped to drive the necessary transition. The Yangri school will equip the next generation of locals for having positive transformative impact on their society. Moreover, the school will reinvigorate the Yangri Valley and play a vital role in the local development.