How is your AmaDablam purchase helping children access education during Covid-19?

Covid-19 has altered our lives in many ways. Confusion has been the only constant throughout and education in particular has been, perhaps irretrievably disrupted.  How is your purchase from AmaDablam helping children access education during Covid-19?

Rasuwagadi at the border with China, Himalaya

Education for All

Young people across the world have had their education interrupted and with it their social lives. The walk to and from school with friends, gathering to chat at break and gossiping over lunch are all a thing of the past – and something to look forward to again for the future.

Developing Social Skills

A healthy plan towards independence as a young adult requires the gradual letting go of emotional ties to parents and the intensifying of ties to peers.  This social transition is best achieved when teenagers and young people gather together in person. Together they develop the social skills required for a lifetime of healthy interactions with others in all aspects of their lives.

Children at Semjong learning English

Can Modern Technology Help?

Although modern technology allows us to communicate remotely by text and video platforms such as Zoom, the WiFi required and the technology itself is not readily available to every young person. In many in remote areas of the world there is no access to the necessary technology at all.

Education in Nepal

Education in Nepal halted overnight when all the schools across Nepal closed due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in March. Their Nepalese teachers have been doing their best to educate, protect and even feed the children. In the Himalayan region of Rasuwa sits Shree Kalika Himalya School. The pupils of this school challenging few months. Their teachers have been trekking to villages spread thinly along the foothills of the Himalayan mountains to meet with and educate their pupils.

How You can Help

Helping Hands in Nepal with AmaDablam have been assisting in preparations for their return to school. We have funded supplies of masks and sanitiser. Every purchase helps, how about a small gift for someone you love. If you would like to know more about our work please visit our website or our Facebook page.

Shree Kalika Himalaya School

As part of the English curriculum at Shree Kalika Himalaya School their teacher asked pupils to describe their lives during the global pandemic.

Here are some of their stories:

Kritika Neupane’s story
Kritika Neupane’s story
Kritika’s story
Rabina Nepali’s Story
Rabina’s Story
Laxmi’s Thari Magar’s Story
Laxmi’s Story
Abrial Adhikari’s Story
Abrial’s Story