What We Do
Currently, Himanchal High School is a K – 12 school with about 350 students and 18 teachers. Four of Nangi’s neighboring villages have elementary schools and one has a middle school. After completing the schooling that is available in their villages, the students come to Himanchal High School for further study. Here students in Nangi study subjects such as English, Math, science, education, economics, social studies, accounting, business management, computers, Nepali and physical education.
The mission of the volunteer program is to encourage individuals from around the world to travel to Nepal to learn about the people, culture and environment of the region through voluntary service. This program aims to recruit volunteers who can share their skills in Nangi and neighboring villages with members of the local community in a way that helps them achieve their own goals, without creating unhealthy dependencies or undermining the values of the local culture.
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The Himanchal Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to promote and advance Mahabir Pun’s vision for extended educational opportunities in rural Nepal. With the support of local residents and international friends, HEF originally was founded to support growth of the Nangi school. HEF also supports economically sustainable business opportunities and a computer network in Nangi and surrounding villages. Our goal remains to improve the health and life situations for villagers in rural Nepal.
Volunteers from all over the world have visited Nangi to work on a variety of projects from tree planting to teaching English in the school. Volunteer doctors, nurses, medics, herbalists and therapeutic practitioners worked side by side with Rupa learning from each other. Those that worked in the health clinic knew Rupa’s capacity to make them feel like part of the health team no matter their specialty, but even those that worked on technical or income earning projects came to know her because she often came to help cook meals for the volunteers and stayed to talk about their projects and...
Each person who inhabits this planet deserves a book written about their life because every life has value and meaning. However, if I were to write a book about Rupa it would be in volumes…close to the Encyclopedia Britannica in magnitude…or a modern day Wikipedia. Volumes to describe the many lives she touched and healed; the many lives she birthed into this world, and the many lives she helped ease into their journey beyond. She was a nurse-midwife, daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, healer, and farmer. Her spirit was quiet and courageous…she could move mountains with her dedication and passion...
After getting his Master’s Degree in education from University of Nebraska, Mahabir Pun returned to his native village Nangi in Nepal, with a courageous and ambitious goal to set up a school that will serve as a model for local educational as well as economic development. Here is his story in his own words.
National Innovation Center (NIC) has been formally established in 2012 to find ways to keep innovative, talented and creative Nepalis in the country. In other words, NIC aims to retain, nurture and promote Nepal’s top human capital and leverage their considerable intellect, creativity, and talent in fostering the country’s social and economic growth.
With your help, 85°East is committed to making Nepal work for Nepalis. Our summer internship program is just one small piece of a large, economically sustainable effort by National Innovation Center Nepal to bring professional expertise, research opportunities, and economic investment into the country.
Nepal Wireless Networking Project is a not-for-profit making initiative running in the remote rural areas of Nepal. It was started in 2002 to bring communication services in some vilages of Myagdi district and to find ways to bridge digital divide between urban and rural areas of Nepal.