Community

Millenium Development

Engaging meaningfully with the community to ensure education programs are sustainable

Rural Nepal has some of the worst education outcomes in the world. Although progress has recently been made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal of primary education for all, barriers such as geography, infrastructure, socio-economic status and cultural norms, prevent this becoming a reality. Tiger Tops is proud to support 1000s of children in surrounding communities through the provision of scholarships, textbooks, uniforms and staff training. We engage meaningfully with the community to ensure education programs are sustainable and achieving the desired results.

 

Current Community Projects

Tiger Tops Swiss Air School

The Tiger Tops Swissair School is a joint project between Tiger Tops and Swissair Staff Fund for Children in Need. It offers a free head start for children from disadvantaged families, and funding for their onward education in government schools. The programme covers health care, two meals/day, uniforms, and supplies. In return, the parents work in the school’s organic garden to grow vegetables for the children’s meals, giving them a sense of involvement and a new skill they can use at home to improve family nutrition.

Jagadamba Jim Edwards Conservation Education and Information Centre

The Jagadamba Jim Edwards Conservation Education and Information Center is funded by the ITNC. As the hub of conservation education in the region, the center is the headquarters of the SENSE School for Environment Conservation Education Network Nepal. The network represents and supports over 900 Eco-Clubs throughout Nepal.

Health Clinics

The Village Clinic for Locals provides free medicine and treatment sessions by trained Community Medical Assistance (CMA) who are available 24/7 for medical emergencies. Tharu Lodge also provides an ambulance service and administers a medical fund for villagers who can’t afford expensive surgery or hospitalisation. The Jungle Lodge constructed the Tiger Tops Parsa Clinic 16 years ago and funded staff training. It continues to support the annual running of the clinic.