About us

In 2009, the senior alumni of Crystal Mountain School established Vision Dolpo with an aim to primarily ensure inclusive and quality education for the children from the region and facilitate better health care services, as well as to eradicate poverty in all its forms, ensure food security and improve nutrition, enable better access to sustainable and modern energy, promote indigenous knowledge, vernacular architecture, and to influence the equitable and sustainable management of natural resources to conserve, and to preserve and promote the local culture and values.

With support from Action Dolpo (France), Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality (the local government), community members and friends of Dolpo, Vision Dolpo is engaged in a wide variety of activities to implement the above objectives. We work in coordination with other schools and health projects of Dolpo, and also we wish to work together with other two Rural Municipalities of Dolpo.

We are registered in the Social Welfare Council Nepal.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the local communities of Dolpo and similar high mountain areas in the Himalayas by primarily ensuring inclusive and quality education and health services for all, by promoting local language, culture and indigenous knowledge, and by enabling better access to sustainable energy and opportunities for local innovation.

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We are currently raising funds to build two passive solar classrooms and provide learning resources for an Early Childhood Development (ECD) center serving 50 children of ages 4-6 years in Dho-Tarap. The earthquake resistant classrooms will be built using passive solar technology to withstand the cold harsh winters, enabling the ECD center to operate for the full calendar year and tackle the challenge of 6 month gap in early education for young children. Young children, who are most affected by large gaps in schooling, will be engaged in developmental activities throughout the year. Teachers will be able to complete the assigned curriculum and start new academic sessions without having to forcefully revise previous year’s classes in a short time. This project will also help promote passive solar buildings in the community.

Ongoing projects

These are the major projects that we are currently running:

  1. Crystal Mountain School
  2. Dho-Tarap health post and solar birthing center
  3. Snow Leopard Residence-Kathmandu
  4. Bachelor Program and other scholarship program
  5. Co-operative community shop
  6. Micro finance
  7. A yearly health camp and immunization program (Hepatitis B)

Highlight projects

These are some of the highlight projects that are on the planning and implementation phase:

  1. Upgrading CMS to High school with boarding facilities
  2. Hospital with well equipped services
  3. Pre-primary school in each villages
  4. Local Curriculum Development Project
  5. Library building project
  6. Valley plantation/ Ice stupa
  7. Waste management project
  8. Maternal and child health care program
  9. Natural building apprenticeship

Projects in pipeline

These are some projects that we are planning for implementation in the coming few years.

  • Amchi medical school
  • Agro-pastoralism development project
  • Vocational and technical skill development program
  • Tourism development program (home stay)
  • Natural disaster management and emergency rescue program9Solar & wind hybrid energy development project
  • Solar Mini Grid project
  • Foot bridge, roads and new tourism trail development program
  • Drinking water project
  • Child and elderly homecare, and palliative care center
  • Ecosystem and environment conservation project