Winner of the Independent Schools Association
Outstanding Contribution for International Understanding Award
The mission of Project Nepal is simple: two communities helping each other.
Through Project Nepal, the community of ACS Egham International School aims to support Nepalese school communities while simultaneously providing our students with social action and emotional development opportunities--and the chance to make a sustainable difference.
The Evolution of Project Nepal
“Now I know the true meaning of privilege, love, appreciation, gratitude and empathy. With such knowledge, I can help others. The hike showed me a new kind of beauty. The city showed me a different way of life. The school showed me how trusting and pure people are, despite their inability to understand a word we are saying. It was all enlightening, uplifiting and life-changing. This is why I will continue to raise awareness, fundraise, keep in touch with whomever I can and even remember how to count to ten--I never want to lose the benevolence and love I learnt from my friends in Nepal. --Yasmine Eldaief, Years 1 and 2
After the resounding success of ACS Egham's five-year Kenya Project, in 2014 we were inspired to pursue a new long-term service-learning project in order to continue to offer students the opportunity to expand their global awareness through action. Nepal was selected because it meets all of our trip criteria, specifically regarding safety, need, cultural visits and physical challenge opportunities.
Specifically, the program aims to:
Serve the underserved
Develop our students’ commitment to service, social justice, and community involvement
Enable our students to work productively with diverse communities
Engage the entire ACS Egham school community