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Holistic Development for Students
With a view to address the issue of lack of quality education in the region and to introduce a younger generation on the path of sustainability and equality, we opened schools in two villages in the Tirthan valley, Kullu district.
Two women from each village were selected to teach the children. Himalayan Ecotourism continually works with interns responsible for training new teachers.
The small school in the village of Pekhri is equipped with three computers that allow children to familiarize themselves with the internet and learn English.
In addition to Hindi and math, many other subjects are taught with more hands-on exercises and activities, with an application-based approach to ensure that the children are taught not only theory but are acquainted with real life skills, a broader world view and an empathetic attitude towards society.
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Students for conservation
Our effort is to reach out to students studying in this area as early as possible to make them aware about the environmental hazards of forest fires and make them understand how they can help.
This is why we started the “Stop Forest Fires” campaign.
Under this program we conduct awareness sessions in classes, encourage them to reach out to people in their village to share the same information and prevent them from lighting controlled fires, and distribute pamphlets in the local communities with the help of the students.
This is also a wonderful opportunity to acquaint them with the local flora and fauna and introduce them to the idea of climate change, conservation and forest restoration.
Tirthan Child Development Project
We believe that cooperation and collaboration is the most significant way of bringing about meaningful, lasting change. With this intention in mind, we are working with Mr. Shivam Gupta, a friend of Himalayan Ecotourism, to open a children's library and learning centre in the valley.
Shivam was keen on initiating a social project in the area and we were thrilled to work with him based on our years of experience in the sector. After some deliberation, we decided to open the library in Gushaini which is accessible to children from many villages.
Most importantly, we have decided to expand the role of the library to also function as a centre for supplementary education for children and as a training centre for teachers from villages close to Gushaini. The purpose of doing this is that the trained teachers can replicate a model of supplementary education in their respective villages. Based on their capacity, they can work with as many students as possible to be able to maximize our impact.
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Recognition of Himalayan Ecotourism
Himalayan Ecotourism is the Overall Winner of the Indian Responsible Tourism Award 2019. We are also the Gold winner in the Best Adventure Operator category.
On the international scene, we have been declared winner of the Sustainable Tourism Award 2019 by Skal International and Biosphere.
Our cooperative-based model of social enterprise and our efforts to protect the Himalayas are the main reasons for winning these awards.
Thank you to all our cooperative members, our customers, our friends and well-wishers !