Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. The nation suffers from constant political uncertainty and is still struggling to recover from the earthquake in 2015. A multi-ethnic country, Nepal is facing a long and difficult road on its journey to become a proper democracy. In cooperation with the German organization Direkthilfe Nepal e.V., McKinsey for Children is supporting Janata English School in Amppipal, a remote mountain village in the Gorkha district, west of Kathmandu.
Founded in 2008 and run by the community, the school is currently consisting of 255 students and 10 teachers. The children are taught in English and at a better teacher-student ratio than that of the local village schools. This results in a much higher quality of education. Care providers in the integrated nursery are teaching according to the Montessori method and the goal is to extend this teaching method to all grades. McKinsey for Children funds school fees and uniforms for 10 children, who live under the poorest of social conditions and who would not have received a proper education otherwise. In addition to that, it funds a weekly fresh, healthy school meal for all students, helps with teachers' salaries and participates in reconstruction costs.