April to March
Literacy rate (15+ years old)
Primary school – 96.5%
Lower secondary school – 93.5%
Upper secondary school – 77.3%
Children (6 – 11 years) – 103,384
Adolescents (12 to 14 years) – 46,598
Youth (15 – 17) – 490,347
In November 2019, a group of Acronis employees went on a trek to Nepal to start school construction in Rajipur Chaumala. Volunteers for the project were chosen for their diverse backgrounds and geographies, matching Acronis’ global standing.
The team broke ground and started the construction process, which will be completed by the community. All the travel expenses are paid by Acronis, not taken from donations.
The school still needs funding and we hope to receive donations: whether monetary contribution or gifts in kind. The school needs furniture, stationery, textbooks, computers, uniforms, etc. and we hope you will contribute generously.
News from the project
About the country
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
28 million people
Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Mainly Nepali, with Maithili as the second most spoken language
Nepal’s climate is influenced by maritime and continental factors, and has four distinct seasons.
Annual average temperature
September to February, characterized by clear skies and little rain.
March to August, characterized by warm temperatures, heat waves, and rain.
Kathmandu’s royal palace, known as the Hanuman Dhoka, was originally founded during the Licchavi period (4th to 8th centuries), but the compound was expanded considerably by King Pratap Malla in the 17th century.
The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek (sometimes also known as the Annapurna Panorama Circuit) is essentially a microcosm of what a longer Nepalese mountain trek is like. Pass through quaint villages, thick jungles and rivers, and up many, many stairs before ultimately reaching an altitude of 3,200m amongst the tallest mountains in the world.
Phewa Tal is the travelers’ focal point in Pokhara and the second largest lake in Nepal. The steep southwestern shore is densely forested and rich with exotic birds. The lush Rani Ban, or Queen’s Forest, bestows an emerald hue to the lake and on a clear day the Annapurna mountains are perfectly reflected on its mirror surface.
The largest temple complex in Nepal, the Pashupatinath Temple stretches on both sides of the Bagmati River is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. Built in the 5th century and later renovated by Malla kings, the site itself is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when a Shiva lingam was discovered here.
Kathmandu: Airport Hotel, Hotel Jampa
Pokhara: Bodhi Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa
Places to eat
Kathmandu: Toran Restaraunt
Pokhara: Fresh Elements
Best souvenirs from the country
Thangka paintings, Singing bowls, Pashmina, Nepali handicrafts, Herbal products and tea
Proposed one week tour
Day 1: Kathmandu: Hanuman Dhoka
Day 2: Chaumala: School visit
Day 3: Pokhara: Ghorepani Poon Hill trek
Day 4: Pokhara: Ghorepani Poon Hill trek
Day 5: Pokhara: Ghorepani Poon Hill trek
Day 6: Pokhara: Phewa Tal
Day 7: Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple