It is very easy for us to live our own lives and not think about those who don’t have what we have become accustomed to think of as a basic human right. It is for this reason Lateral Events have donated funds to the Australian Himalayan Foundation to provide education for ten Nepalese children for ten years.
Many families living in remote communities of Nepal are unable to afford to send their children to school, and it is not uncommon for children as young as 11 years to carry heavy loads up and down the mountains for days at a time. These children have no chance of receiving even a basic education.
We are grateful that the Australian Himalayan Foundation has a program that delivers education, health and environmental benefits to the people of the Himalaya. The Australian Himalayan Foundation’s flagship Teacher Training and Quality Education program, operating in one of the poorest regions of rural Nepal, helps ensure that all children have access to primary education. AHF also provides community-based education assistance for children in the greatest need of educational support.
The UN estimates that 57 million school-age children are currently not in school and research shows progress towards universal enrolment is slowing. These out-of-school boys and girls are being denied their basic human right to access a quality education and without it, their future opportunities are dramatically limited.
If you’d like to donate to the Australian Himalayan Foundation, you can do so at http://www.australianhimalayanfoundation.org.au