Our first plan is to build a new building for the children. To build the building, we need land. We’ve already gotten some land, but we still have to pay for half the property. The owner of the land was kind enough to offer us the property at a discounted price, but there remains a significant portion to be paid. Currently, we are renting a building which is old and too small to accommodate sixteen children.
Next year, we plan to have fifteen new children join us, so we need a bigger space. Therefore, we hope to build three or four new rooms as soon as possible. To accomplish this, we’ll need sponsorship; we’d like to have twelve rooms that will serve as classrooms and bedrooms for the children. We also plan to construct a building with a kitchen, dining room, and storage area downstairs, and bedrooms for three teachers upstairs.
Another building will have a meeting room, shrine hall, and office downstairs, and.three guestrooms upstairs, so that we can host our sponsors. Outside, we envision a performance area and a playground. In the future, we would also like to establish a kindergarten for small children. The establishment of a primary school in Humla is also very essential and we are doing our best to turn the vision into reality. In general, these are our plans for supporting education in Humla.
Our people have suffered much due to the lack of health care and proper medical facilities, treatment, and infrastructure. Therefore, we also hope to establish a clinic to rectify this situation. We have great desire to help the lives of the people, but we cannot afford the expenses and costs of building a hospital at the moment. For the success of this concept, we need extreme cooperation and support from our friends and INGOs.
There are many aspects of our culture that have been preserved intact for many generations. Due to interaction with unsustainable development, these same cultural aspects are at risk of fading away as our young people are called to Kathmandu and abroad for work and education. The establishment of such an association would serve to ensure the continued preservation of our song, dances, dress, and other cultural traditions, while at the same time revitalizing those that have degenerated. We aim to inspire our children and instill in them cultural pride as they develop in this increasingly globalized society. This initiative will create a solid ground for the youth to stand on as they work to realize their dreams and aspirations. Their cultural identity will be active as a result of this association, and the flexibility of their minds will be wide open as a result of their education, making for a well-balanced human.