Sherpa School Bamti

School – a Chance for the Children

 

Our school is located about 200 km east of Kathmandu in the highlands at 2400 m altitude, near the old Everest trek

 

The school system based on the English. That means a preschool with the classes Nursery, Lower and Upper Kindergarten and school classes 1-5. It ends with the Primary Graduation. The Nepalese government has decided compulsory education  up to three years. Then school ends with the Secondary Graduation. In each class there are not more than  25 children in the age between 5 and 17 years. We take care  that each class is visited by the same number of girls and boys. We only accept children from families who are not able to pay the state’s school fees.

As a rule, only one child per family is taken, to reach a broad social spread . These pupils often carry her knowledge into the families.

Classes start at 10 a.m., because most of the children are still working before in their families or  have a two hours way to school. Since the school day ends at 4 p.m., each student  is provided with a hot lunch.

After passing the school education, we do offer the opportunity to young people to acquire professional practical knowledge and skills in one of our workshops:
tailoring, carpentry or gardening.
We do offer the opportunity of visiting secondary schools to the most gifted.