Our school projects

Investing in the future

We run an extensive Schools Programme that has already benefited hundreds of villages and their surrounding communities. Our projects are built to a high, earthquake resilient standard.

By building, extending and renovating schools we aim to give more children access to education and, in turn, access to a brighter future.

Our experience

We benefit from extensive experience in this field, having completed nearly 2,300 school projects over the last 26 years.

Download a Schools Programme brochure (PDF, 3.6MB) for further information on our work.

Trusts and major donors

Are you looking to fund a major build? Visit our Trusts or Major gifts pages to see how we can help.

Typical school costings

GWT Schools Programme map

The earthquakes in 2015 damaged over 25,000 classrooms across Nepal, which means that even more schools are requesting our support.

The map below shows schools that we have already built and those that need our help today. This doesn't include the hundreds of other schools we've supported with anything from repairs and extensions to new equipment or furniture.

Click the icon at the top left of the map for a breakdown of information!

Case study: Kalika Secondary School

Located in an isolated village near Pokhara, Kalika Secondary School provides an education to just over 200 pupils between the ages of 3 and 15. In the past, limited space meant that children were grouped into oversized classes.

In 2005, we stepped in to build a new, fully-furnished classroom block and toilet facilities. Thanks to our intervention, class sizes now range from 11 to 26, a figure that would be considered good in most British schools.

Projects like this demonstrate that carefully considered school extensions have significant impacts on class sizes, improving the quality of lessons and increasing student/teacher interaction.

The building was entirely unaffected by the Gorkha earthquake in 2015 – a testament to its robust construction.

Support our work

Donate today and help us to improve access to education for children throughout Nepal.

Our earthquake response

As part of our earthquake response, we're building and repairing hundreds of schools over the coming years.

Find out more about all the ways we're helping to rebuild lives in Nepal.

Key figures
  • Last year (2015/16), we built 9 new schools and helped to repair dozens of others.
  • This year (2016/17), we aim to build 14 new schools and help repair a further 175.
  • Next year (2017/18), we'll build a further 12 schools across the country.
  • We need to raise £7 million over the next 5 years to fund our Schools Programme.
Our impact so far

We've built 137 new schools since our programme began in 1989, with further projects in over 2,100 villages.

In total, the Trust has improved access to education for hundreds of thousands of Nepali children.

The Trust at a glance

A brief summary of what we do and our plans for the coming years.

Take a look at an infographic covering the Trust's work in 2015-16.