The Foundation's sole supported school in Nepal, Baan Prabhat, is located in the heart of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, the largest Himalayan state in Asia. Baan Prabhat is situated on the premises of Shreega Vihar Monastery, a Buddhist stupa (shrine) and nunnery, in turn, located in an area of the city that represents a cross-section of both Buddhism and Hinduism.
The Foundation has committed to a complete rebuild of the Baan Prabhat school in Kathmandu, which collapsed as a result of the devastating 2015 earthquake, and where students and teachers are currently relegated to uncomfortable temporary classrooms. Supplementing the Foundation's contribution in Nepal, it has also made possible the purchase of school supplies for an orphanage outside of the city. In addition to major building and infrastructure projects funded by the Foundation, Gate 1 invites tour passengers, who visit our schools as part of their itineraries, to bring small items that are needed but in short supply, to give to the school's students. In this way, Gate 1 Foundation is able to supplement its large-scale contributions with essential educational supplies, which students' families are often unable to afford, thereby multiplying our positive impact on communities.