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Primary school in Hattiya

No distance is too far and no mountain is too high! Cunina built a primary school with five classrooms in Hattiya, a village that is situated in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2200 meters and close to the Tibetan border.

Why has Cunina started this project?

The living conditions of the mountain people in Hattiya are very poor. Hattiya is a very authentic and protected village. Before 2009, there was no road leading to the village, so tourists were unable to reach it. You can only get to Hattiya through mountain paths that lead through rice terraces. In 2009, Sophie landed there by helicopter and thus was the first westerner who visited Hattiya. Sophie went on a prospecting trip to Hattiya to see if Cunina could help the village and make a difference for the people that live there.

The closest school for the children in Hattiya was situated in Khandbari. They had to walk for four to six days to get to the school and they had to stay in Cunina Hostel for an entire year. We were able to change this by building this new school.

We have not started any child sponsorships in Hattiya, because the village is very difficult to reach. This way, we cannot guarantee that the child sponsorships are properly managed.

What has Cunina done in the past?

Within a couple of months, Cunina has built a complete primary school with five classrooms and a sanitary block. This solid building is now run by the villagers.

We work together with the local community and use local materials to support the local economy and create jobs.

Fact sheet of Hattiya

Start of the project: July 2015
Money already spent: €60,000
Number of students: 38

Result at the end of 2016:

  • Construction of five classrooms
  • Construction and finishing of the sanitary block
  • Furnishing and decoration of the classrooms
  • Paintworks
  • Inauguration in November 2016
This project has been completed.

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Bank Account : 15151515151
PAN NO. : 8585858585

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Tashi Sherpa at +977-9801001986 or