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.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Compasses, Dry-Erase Markers, Geometry Sets, Graph Paper, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(English) Alphabet, Math, and World
(English) Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, and Soccer Balls
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.