Why has Cunina started this project?

In Kathmandu, we are building an IT skill center where youngsters can build and improve their computer skills. This way they will find a job much quicker and be able to escape poverty. We also have offices for our expanding administration in this building.

What has Cunina done in the past?

In the beginning of 2016, we started looking for suitable building land in Kathmandu. It was quite a task, because the city is already filled with buildings and the prices have skyrocketed after the earthquake. Thankfully, we found a spot not far from the Alpine Valley Boarding School, our partner school. We immediately started drawing up the plans. In August 2016, we started laying the foundations.

What will Cunina do in the future?

We will continue the construction of the skill center, so we can have the official opening in the summer of 2017. We will also furnish the building and buy the appropriate teaching materials for the IT students. Our entire administration department in Nepal will move permanently to our own office building.

We work together with the local community and use local materials to support the local economy and create jobs.

Fact sheet of the IT skill center

Start of the project: August 2015

Money already spent: €291,182

Number of students: 250 every year

Result at the end of 2016:

  • Purchase of land (August 2015)
  • Drawing of the plans (end of 2015)
  • Start of the construction (August 2016)

Plans for 2017: 

  • Construction of the carcass of the building (April 2017)
  • Provision of utilities (July 2017)
  • Furnishing and decoration of the building
  • Acquisition of teaching materials

Support our projects in Nepal

Deposit your contribution, big or small, into IBAN: BE29 2300 3660 2564 with BIC: GEBA BE BB and put ‘Donation Nepal’ as the message.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our project manager Sophie (sophie@cunina.org or 014/58 01 01)

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Why does Cunina operate in Nepal?

30% of the Nepalese population does not know how to read or write, even though primary education is free and compulsory for children aged six to eleven. Only half of the children in Nepal go to school.

The quality of public schools is bad and private schools are too expensive for many families. This is one of the reasons why children that do go to school often drop out early.

Cunina projects in Nepal

Cunina has been operating in Nepal since 1997 and particularly focuses on the development of the region situated on the mountainsides of the Makalu. We have already built two boarding schools, which we completely manage ourselves. Here you can read more about the other projects that we have realized in Nepal.