Accommodation

    Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge

    Project

    Sri Amar Jyoti Gaun Pharka School is a local government school, situated in the same village at Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, that has a primary and secondary section serving 500 students from ages 3 through 16 years old. The school has a dynamic management committee and teaching staff but the school lacks a budget for even the most basic educational support resources.

    Sri Shiva Shakti Primary School, which serves 135 students, is also close by Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge and feeds into Amar Jyoti Secondary School. As with Amar Jyoti, lack of budget means scarce resources have to be used for basic salaries of teachers, etc. leaving nothing for extended facilities. Tiger Mountain subsidises the cost of one teacher here and seeks support for more facilities for this deserving school.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Compasses, Dry-Erase Markers, Geometry Sets, Graph Paper, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Math, and World

    Wall Charts:
    (English) Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, and Soccer Balls

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 18, 2020

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.