Every year there are tens of thousands of young students who graduate from universities in Himalayan countries and yet, have difficulty finding employment in both the government and private sectors. There are simply not enough job opportunities for graduates.
As a serial entrepreneur, our founder George has identified a need for young people to be entrepreneurs so as to create income for their families and to lift themselves out of poverty. He has set up the Institute of Innovation and Education (IIE) in Tribuvan University (TU) in Nepal and BML Munjal University (BMU) in India as a response to the needs that he has witnessed on the ground. He has partnered with Singapore Management University (SMU) to mentor the staff at TU. Our hope is that these IIEs will equip graduates with the right skills and knowledge to become entrepreneurs and build up a strong foundation for the future of their nations’ economies.
School children in the mountains lack opportunities to learn basic English. They also have little exposure to creative arts, games, and music.
We were glad to organise education camps for 750 children in various mountain villages in 2017 and 2018.
The children had the chance to learn English, music, games, art, crafts and through our overseas volunteer teams. The children had great fun and made crafts for their parents.
We believe education is important to each and every child, so we identify and meet the specific needs of the highland villages that we serve in to make education more accessible to children.
In the highland Himalayan areas, there is no electricity available. We set up solar systems for schools in Far West Nepal so that the children can go for evening tuition classes and learn computer skills. The school can also print exams and teaching materials with less hassle.
In very remote villages, families often lack basic resources. Children do not have proper bags to go to school and have to carry books with their hands. We provided school bags to 200 children from a village in the Far East of Bhutan, Merak of Tashigang to make it easier for the children to go to school.