Social Work of Above the Himalaya Trekking has been involved in the social welfare sector since our establishment. We are not only doing the trekking business, but we also believe in our responsibility towards our society. Employers’ actual social works are made for the benefit of their employees.
A part of our profit goes directly to a local community. We are helping them to make homestay trekking programs and introduce new trekking routes in the countryside. We focus on Porter training, education, etc. Therefore, we always give something back to the areas where we work, supporting schools, orphanage houses, recycling projects, and helping disabled people.
We opened The Himalayan Library Sham Bhanjyang Higher Secondary School in Maidi VDC, 19 km west of Dhading District headquarters and about 108 km west of Kathmandu. The Shami Bhanjyang School is the apex public educational institution among five VDCs: Maidi, Dhola, Khari, Nalang, and Salang, which is meant to be densely populated in the rural mid-hill area.
Meet the Children at Gatlanv Village with 110 kids from grades 1 to 10 in Nepal National Higher Secondary School Aamachhodingmo 3 Rasuwa.
Gatlang is a traditional Tamang village located in the Rasuwa district of Nepal, in the Langtang region. The picturesque town offers a glimpse into the Tamang community’s rich cultural heritage and traditional lifestyle. Here’s everything you need to know about Gatlang:
Our MD, Purushotam Timasena, went to the school on Nov 22, 2023, to give 110 pairs of shoes to the school’s kids. The village is about 2200m tall, and the winter brings more cold there. When we were there, we found almost all the students had only sandals and no shoes. For this kind work, Thank you for the great help from our guests, Mike Ferrara New Hampshire, and Balasundaram Chandrasekhar, Birmingham, USA.
Our social work Support for Nepal Earthquake Victims
Dear all of our family and friends around the globe, we would like to inform you that all of our staff at Above the Himalaya Trekking (owner, office staff, trekking guide, and porters) and their families and relatives are safe & sound from the devastating earthquake of 7.8-magnitude occurred in Nepal on Saturday, April 25th.
According to local media reports, the number of buildings and historical landmarks in different parts of Nepal has been level with massive damage.
We went to villages to see the situation and found the people are now safe but have more significant problems regarding shelter and food. We have provided some Tarpaulins, but there is still a huge demand. Many people are sleeping on the floors without Tarpaulin and food. Due to the electricity cut out, even people with foodstuff cannot prepare it.
We visited the village a second time and provided 3000 kg of rice and other support; considering our responsibility, we are now working on making a few houses for the victims in need as a sustainable program. We are thankful that so many people are helping in the Kathmandu Valley.
However, we focus on more remote villages and mountains with much less support. We must help them with basic needs such as food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and, most importantly, shelter.
Social work to build The Himalayan Library
ABOVE THE HIMALAYA TREKKING, a library has been established in the countryside of Nepal. It is a small school library called “The Himalayan Library” located in Maidi Ukhubari Dhading Jwalamukhi Gaunpalika ward no 1.
The library is fully supported by Puru Timalsena, managing director of Above the Himalaya Trekking, and by Mr. Jim and Mrs. Carol Jonen, who are our honorary members from the U.S.A. Mrs. Val Riches from Australia has helped edit the texts and is involved in many other social projects in Nepal.
Donation to the Local School Shree Baraha Kalika Higher Secondary School to upgrade their +2 program
We have been providing a scholarship for orphanage children of Dhola Village, Dhading District, and given our help to 15 old boys who lost their hands on an electric shock. We recently donated US$ 1255 to Shree Baraha Kalika Higher Secondary School at Dhola 3 Dhading to run their +2 program.
We have helped the local club at Nayabazaar Kathmandu. Recently, a woman from Dhola village, who stayed in Kathmandu, burned herself to death due to poverty. We helped her husband complete the ritual funeral. We have been doing many other small helps for needy people in the village.
Our Help for Shamibhanjyang Higher Secondary School for E-library. on Feb 21/2018
We have helped to establish the Shami Bhanjyang E-Library Computer Study Center a Shami Bhanjyang Secondary School of Jywalamukhi Rural Municipality in Dhading,
E-library allows people to study books from around the world even without the help of the internet. “So, e-library is the best window to the world, and children here getting used to it is a massive matter of pleasure.
Donation to Shree Shami Bhanjyang Higher Secondary School to run the graduation program.
We have participated in the ritual storytelling event at the Shami Bhanjyang Higher Secondary School program to raise funds for their graduation ceremony. We donated USD 2550 to the school. On the service, Education Minister Mr. Gangalal Tuladhar was the chief guest. You can see our MD, Puru Timalsena, being complimented with him in the picture.
Our social work Donation helped to open the Dhola Sports Development Community.
We donated USD 400 to the local sports club of Dhola VDC, Dhola Sports Development Community—the Volleyball program, which ran from October 11 to October 13, 2013. We also provide some regular help and aid to the local communities. Our social works and the preservation of nature have resulted in different letters of Appreciation and felicitation.
Our social work Donation to the Thulochaur Computer Study Center
The young leaders and social workers of Thulochaur Maidi, Dhading District. Which is about 115 km drive from Kathmandu, started the campaign to open a computer study center for the village. There was no computer institute there, so the students and villagers needed to come to the district headquarters or to Kathmandu for computer education.
We participated in the opening program and donated USD 1077 to the center. We hope the study center will run perfectly and the local people benefit most.
Our help will continue for many other programs and needy and poor people from local villages.
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