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.

Gate 1 Foundation NEPAL: By The Numbers 

Gate 1 Foundation NEPAL: By The Numbers By The Numbers



1 School Supported in Nepal



On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. The epicenter, Gorkha, was in the mountains just 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu. The quake caused the collapse of Baan Prabhat school in Kathmandu. The school was marked "Red," meaning the building was rendered uninhabitable, and must be reconstructed. Although lessons are being conducted in temporary classrooms, this is not a workable permanent solution. The students and community served by this school are poor, and without essential support from the Foundation, the necessary total reconstruction of the building would not be possible.

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At BAAN PRABHAT SECONDARY SCHOOL, the Foundation has approved funding for one major project, which is in progress, awaiting Nepalese government building permits:
Additional funding has been applied to the purchase of needed school supplies for a local orphanage outside of Kathmandu.


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