Because of poor economic condition, refrained from access to basic communication and transposition, children have to walk for days to reach nearby schools. In schools there is barely any presence of teachers. Deprived from infrastructures, textbooks; centralized curriculum, poverty and social exclusion are also factors that contribute in the development of quality education. Because education is the only hope for the children in Dolpo, supporting their future by sponsoring their education is a hope of light.
Having understood that survival is a daily struggle for people in these areas. Children from poor families and orphans are provided with free education, food and safe environment to live in. Guru Rinpoche an emissary of Lord Buddha has remained their guardian and family.
Snowland Ranag light of education has remained distinct from many schools in Kathmandu having 15 years of excellence educating the underprivileged, poor children from the mountain regions. Remaining one of the first Dolpa Schools providing quality education in Kathmandu, Guru Rinpoche believes in values of efficient and quality education to children from marginalized, underprivileged.
Sandy Wu, a follower of Guru Rinpoche once wrote, “He doesn’t ask his follower to make Gumbas for him. But he established a school in Kathmandu named ‘Snow Land Ranag Light of education.’ He is the father of the school established for poor and helpless.”
“I am relentlessly committed to providing quality education to children from marginalized and helpless communities, orphans and victims of conflict who have previously been deprived of the light of education,”- Guru Ranag Rinchen (Dolpo Buddha)
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to provide a caring, safe and loving learning environment with quality education system, life skills and values for the children from poor families which will enable them to become individuals who value and live their belief and will be life-long learners and problem solvers. We envision supporting the total development of each child morally, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically
Current Status of Snowland
Visualizing the extreme condition of the people living in Himalayan region His Holiness Dolpo Buddha Ranag Rinchen Rinpoche wishes to provide the children proper education which fits in modern age with valued principles of humanity. In this regard disciples of Dolpo Buddha round the globe and other helping hands have offered support for this dignified cause. SRLES currently runs two separate hostels for boys and girls. Though a lot effort have been made in order to achieve its goals, SRLES has certain problems such as teachers in social study, computer science and accountancy along with a nursing staff, maid, cleaner, office helper and gate keepers. Such problems are supposed to be addressed in this academic session. Brief account of the current financial status of the school and other expenditures in different heading are given below.
- The salary of teachers and staff has been calculated as per the rule of Government of Nepal. Extra one month salary is given as festival allowance.
- The exchange rate of NRs to USD has been calculated @ 1US$ = 97 NR