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
The Acronis Cyber Foundation first opened a new school in Rajipur Chaulmala (also known as Bagdola) in October 2020. The village’s previous educational buildings were constructed from brick and mud, and faced severe risk of collapse in this earthquake-prone region. The new school — a modern structure built with cement and steel — has multiple classrooms and sanitary facilities, and provides a greatly improved learning environment for children from preschool through fifth grade.
In 2021, the Acronis Cyber Foundation finished construction of a computer classroom at the Bagdola Primary School. This marks the final step in a multi-phase project, empowering children in an historically underserved community with the educational opportunities — including computer literacy and STEM classes. The computer classroom has 12 computers and serves 122 kids studying at the Bagdola Primary School. Five teachers and a School Management Committee consisting of 10 people have been trained in IT skills and taught the importance of IT literacy in the modern world, as well as how to take care of the computer classroom and keep this project sustainable.
Development of the school was a joint effort between the Acronis Cyber Foundation and its project partners, buildOn and Good Neighbors. ZEBRA SYSTEMS s.r.o additionally co-sponsored the development of the computer classroom.
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