Situated in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, this is the only school in the region that provides educational and residential facilities for up to 350 children.  Children trek for up to 10 days across the mountains to attend this school.

Year Setup



Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

No. of Children Impacted



Primary / Secondary

Local Partners

Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association, under supervision of Lama Chosphel Zotpa and with the full blessings of his holiness The Dalai Lama

Prior to Our Involvement

The children were housed in a very small building with a lack of basic facilities. Very few students were able to come to this school.

Our Impact

We supported the construction of a brand new school and hostel building accommodation for over 350 children. The school has access to natural water from the mountains, which can potentially be bottled and sold to the public, creating a sustainable income stream for the schools. The school enables these children to have the chance to move away from the poverty trap and change their lives.

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The school is very efficiently run and managed, and it was wonderful to witness what a difference the educational facilities were making to the children’s lives.”

Gita Hindocha