Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world with an average per capita GDP of less than $800 US per year. Stay at School is a registered UK charity and works through its implementing local partner Stay at School Nepal. We work in the Solu Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. Far from the more affluent regions visited by tourists and trekkers, villages in this isolated mountain area survive mainly on subsistence agriculture. It is very poor and opportunities for young people are limited. School drop-out rates are as high as 75% in some areas.
We work with schools and local communities to find solutions to improve schools so that children have a chance to lead a more enriched and fulfilling life. Only through better education will these children, their families and communities break the vicious cycle of rural poverty. When children succeed in school, they succeed in life, and the whole community benefits.