Children of the Mountain is a UK registered charity (registered number: 1142469), regulated by the UK’s charity commission. Our aim is to support the poorest children in rural Nepal, providing them with opportunity through education and personal development.

We actively campaign against gender and caste bias and promote education as a practical alternative to rampant child labour.

We advocate for investment in directly invest in child centred education as a critical and effective tool in the fight against extreme poverty in rural communities.

Mission Statement

Children of the Mountain is committed to supporting rural communities in Nepal by providing educational infrastructure and teaching aids to ensure no child is excluded from opportunity due to lack of educational facilities.

Children of the Mountain is committed to supporting rual communities in Nepal to develop a sense of fairness, equality and social responsibility to ensure no child is excluded from opportunity due to their economic situation, gender or background.

Children of the Mountain is committed to providing teachers from kindergarten to grade twelve with continued development training in child centred learning and school management skills to ensure no child is excluded from opportunity due to insufficient educational capacity.

Our Core Operating Principles

  • Carefully researched and long term sustainable projects.
  • Full financial accountability and maximisation of funds allocated to projects.
  • The involvement of the communities we support in the decision making process.



John’s Story

During a trip to Nepal with friends I was overwhelmed by the hospitality and spirit of the Nepalese people and especially the children, who despite their obvious hardships were never short of a smile or a friendly gesture.

I was drawn back shortly afterwards for a second trek, and again the experience was both rewarding and inspiring. On this trip on a side track near Gorepani I met a young girl whose name I do not know. She was very poor and did not go to school, her task was to look after her younger siblings. For whatever reason this girl amongst the many I had passed on the trail had a profound effect and I made a promise to myself to help her and others like her.

Before I left Nepal, Thakur Khamal, our trekking guide, asked me to return and visit his home village, Tandrang in Ghorka district. Once again, within a matter of weeks, I found myself in the foothills of the mighty Himalaya, this time in the shadow of the “Mountain of the Soul” Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak.