Humla is one of the poorest districts in the impoverished country of Nepal. There, the organization KMCH runs a school home. The school home is a prerequisite for children of vulnerable families to be able to go to school because the distances are long, and the roads are non-existent or very poor.
The school home, located in the village of Yangar, currently there live 67 children, 41 girls and 26 boys. They are between 6 and 19 years old and go together with about 300 other children in a state school in the neighboring village of Yalwang. At the school home, children are given food, clothes, the opportunity to take care of their hygiene, a bed to sleep in and help with homework. KMCH pays the salaries of the necessary staff. KMCH also pays the salary of a teacher in the children's school. He lives at the school home and acts as an "extra parent".
KMCH – Kailash Manasarovar Children of Humla – is a locally based and democratically built association in Nepal. It was launched in 2007 and focused on providing poor children with good education.
KMCH Support Group in Sweden was also founded in 2007. It is a non-profit association that is a friend and support association of KMCH Nepal. KMCH Support Group mainly finances operations in Nepal.
The needs are great in the deprived region of the Bumblebee. KMCH Support Group prioritizes the school home but also supports, among other things, planting fruit trees, reforestation and initiatives to start school education in agriculture and livestock management.
Humla is isolated by the mighty mountain peaks of the Himalayas in Nepal's northwestern corner on the border with Tibet and is called the "Hidden Himalayas". About 50,000 people live there.
KMCH is registered with the District Administration Office in Humla and affiliated to the Social Welfare Council in Kathmandu. The initiator and chairman of KMCH is the former Buddhist monk Chembal Lama, who is from the village of Yangar in Humla.
KMCH has a clear environmental profile and all projects aim to promote sustainable development in the district.
We are totally dependent on sponsors and are grateful for support in all forms.
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All photos are taken by Jonathan Stenvall during his visit to the school home in April 2019.