CGL is proud to advise that final year students at the Shree Sheetala secondary school in Nepal achieved a 100% pass rate in their final year exams.  CGL has now sponsored the school for a year, paying for the salaries of two members of staff. Classes at the school are not based on age, but on pupils’ abilities and their final year is Year 10, a year younger than in the UK.

The School is in the village of Galem, an isolated community in the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains, that is a treacherous 8-10 hour walk from the nearest town. The school has been CGL’s primary charity since January 2016 and the relationship developed from CGL’s links with the Gurkha community in the UK. The school caters for 133 students from four surrounding villages, from kindergarten to Year 10.  The nearest alternative school is two hours’ walk away.

CGL’s continuous contribution covers the salaries of two teachers at the school – a computer teacher, Mr Bhesh Raj Paudel and a maths and science teacher, Mr Deepak Paudel.

Major Dil Bahadur Gurung, governor of the school said “We would like to thank CGL for their continued support to the school. We are very grateful for the sincere help towards educating the children of Galem Village, Syagja, Nepal.”

Ian Marychurch, CGL Managing Director said “We are delighted that all 13 students passed their final exams in 2016 and proud that CGL’s support for their teachers has helped them achieve such a strong result. Supporting teachers in STEM subjects lies close to the values of CGL, especially in a part of the world where the provision would not otherwise exist.”

In February 2018, the School will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee.  CGL is looking forward to participating, directly and indirectly, to this auspicious occasion.