Please Help Us Raise Enough Funds To Give Our Teachers A Fair Wage
£4,545 raised
101% of £4.5k goal
44 contributors
41 Weeks running

Altevette Project is a UK Registered Charity (Reg No. 1177053) which funds the development and support of a school project for disadvantaged girls in the remote region of Upper Mustang in Nepal on the border with Tibet.

Girls in this area are vulnerable to extreme poverty and exploitation and have little opportunity for education due to the lack of schools at high altitude in such remote and harsh regions.

The educational system of Upper Mustang has as its foundation the Buddhist doctrine and, with rare exceptions, there are no other schools outside of the monasteries and religious communities.  Our students receive a full government secular school curriculum, 3 languages, Tibetan, Nepali and English as well as Buddhist ritual activities and Buddhist instruments such as gongs, cymbals, trumpet etc. are also learned.

The school was opened in 2012, with 15 girls and 4 teachers.  Since then we have grown at an almost unbelievable rate and now there are over 50 students aged 5 to 18 in school, 9 teachers and 2 support staff, all of whom are fully resident and live full time at the school. 

Our teachers must be at least bilingual, and some speak 3 languages Tibetan, Nepali and English.  All the teachers live-in at the school 6 months of the year in Upper Mustang and 6 months in Pokhara in the foothills of the Himalayas and apart from their teaching schedules take welfare responsibilities for our girls too and take a duty roster to be on call at nights and holidays.

Raising the money to build the school was a challenge but having done so, now we are committed to support the ongoing running costs of the school, which receives no government funding.  Of course, this includes the cost of teacher’s salaries.  Our qualified teachers are salaried and receive a fair wage, which has resulted in the school being recognised for its high level of academic achievement even having only been running for 6 years to date.

Please help us if you can to raise the shortfall we have in our budget this year.  £1500 covers the salary of a full time, resident teacher for a year and we need to raise at least another £4500.  Any surplus raised above this will be used to help fund our teacher training programme next year

Please check our website for more details about our school and students

https://altevetteproject.org/

and follow us on Facebook at 

https://www.facebook.com/altevetteschool

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