The First, in the series of outdoor projects. This project was held in the vicinity of Begnas lake. A 3 day project organised to kick-off outdoor education project allowed us to understand and put to practice our idea of what the students would like and dislike. This would lead us to find the accurate length and tweak the content taught to the students as well. It was also important to get to know how outdoor education would be appreciated by the students and the school.


After a successful crowdfunding campaign via Justgiving. Our focus turned to jump starting the project. We decide to approach the least treaded trekking area in the annapurna area and found success with Machhapuchhre higher secondary school nestled under the mountains in the Annapurna Conservation Area. The school accept our proposal but asked us to cut the program short to 3 days as this was a kind of project the school hadn’t been approached with. As we were eager to get started we were quick to receive their request we decided to cut the program short to 3 days.

The Students

Here is the list of students that joined the first pilot program.

S.N. Photos Name Class Gender Age
1 Smiley face Atish Gurung 8 Male 15
2 Smiley face Bibek B.K. 9 Male 15
3 Smiley face Sujan Pariyar 9 Male 15
4 Smiley face Sandip Poudel 9 Male 17
5 Smiley face Manila Tamang 9 Female 16
6 Smiley face Manisha Tamang 8 Female 13
7 Smiley face Anju Gurung 8 Female 13
8 Smiley face Kritika Atreya 9 Female 14
9 Smiley face Divya Regmi 9 Female 14
10 Smiley face Mandip Acharya 9 Male 14
11 Smiley face Sunil Tamang 8 Male 15
12 Smiley face Sumina Shrestha 8 Female 13
13 Smiley face Rabi Acharya 9 Male 14
14 Smiley face Rajita Sunwar 8 Female 14
15 Smiley face Sushmita Giri 9 Female 15
16 Smiley face Swasti Gurung 9 Female 15
17 Smiley face Shankar Tamang 8 Male 14
18 Smiley face Sagar Poudel 8 Male 14
19 Smiley face Mahesh B.K. 8 Male 15
20 Smiley face Sabin Pariyar 9 Male 15


Here is the list of people that volunteered for this project.

Name Role
Jagan Nath Timilsina Course Instructor
Abadh Pariyar Photographer
Dibesh Manandhar Videographer

Expense Report

Below are the various overheads on which expenses were made.

Description Total
Food and Related materials NPR 31,485
Printing & Stationery NPR 1,900
Equipments NPR 63,150
Digital Media NPR 25,000
Transportation NPR 10,000
Misc NPR 1,668
Grand Total NPR 1,32,780


Here are the key outcome of the first pilot project in bullet points.

  • We have been able to get the project rolling.
  • The project was cherished by the students so we have had positive feedbacks.
  • We were able to identify that the students wanted the project to be longer, so we will model the next program to either a 5 day or a 7 day long.
  • The school appreciated the program and agreed to provide more student if needed in the next program.
  • Some of the personnel from the local government were positively impacted by the program and want for us to organise yet another project bringing together youth from ten different school in the locality.
  • We have also been pledged monetary support for the next project.
  • More student from Machhapuchhre higher secondary school wish to join in the next course.

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A tiny step towards the high strides that we hope to take in future, the project was an immense success. Appreciated by the school and cherished to bits by the students that took part. We ended on a high note with outdoors instilled in the hearts of the students.

We now moved towards the next project to be held in September.


Begnas Pilot Project