Humanitäre Unterstützung für Menschen in Armut und Not

Support of Winterschool in Saldang, Upper Dolpo


The school in Saldang is located 4,053m high in the Dolpo district, close to the border with Tibet. The Dolpo area is one of the remotest populated mountainous regions in the world. The aim of the project is to enable about 70 children to go to school in winter times. During the summer months, they often have to help with the farm work and they usually forget what they learnt. The children are educated in reading, writing and math, the Tibetan, Nepali and partly English language, practicing dances and singing.

The children get a hot meal every day. They receive a broad general education and get a deeper understanding of the Tibetan culture and the basics of Buddhism. This is important as the Dolpo people originally belonged to Tibet. The staff at the school consists of the teachers, a cook and helpers. To reach Saldang, you need to walk at least eight days from the next existing road. At the end of the sixth grade, the children can take an exam. If they successfully pass it, they can go to a secondary (high) school in Kathmandu. So far, all children from Saldang have passed the test, which is also a success of the winter school. For Saldang four places are available per class per year. If necessary, we will take the costs for one additional child of € 1,000.

After school, children will get a choice of how and where to spend their lives. The young adults are able to organize life in their home villages and are experienced to plan their agriculture more economically. They get a much better relation to money, live a more conscious life and can help their parents with issues in their daily life routines. The women, for instance, dare ask for help during delivery, which is not common today.

Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche and his organization Dolpo Tulku Charitable Foundation are our administrative partners in Nepal. In May 2018, we were able to convince ourselves of the success of our approach.

Here you can read and download the more detailled description of the Winter school project.