Ten years in Nepal empowering communities through education is a reflection on all of our efforts towards helping rural Nepalese communities access the resources, information, skills and technologies they need to provide educational opportunities to their children. It’s also a reflection on the relationships developed with local people, businesses and community groups in Nepal and Australia who shared a vision for creating educational opportunities for children.
The report discusses all programs that were completed over ten years including: teacher training and providing educational aids and resources to schools; scholarships and sponsorships for children; training and community capacity building programs; school construction and infrastructure programs; and, using technology to empower teachers and students and fostering the development of ’21st century skills’ for transformative and sustainable educational programs. Ten Years also discusses the cooperative relationships that were cultivated with universities to provide their pre-service teachers with the opportunity to develop their professional abilities by teaching in Nepal.
The publication is also a reflection on a decade of philanthropy in the Himalayas by CEO and founder, Mark Pinoli, and how a small charity, with modest funding and lots of determination, can contribute towards making a positive change in community education development. It provides insights and inspiration to anyone contemplating on applying their skills to address some of the world’s most pressing social problems.