Snowland Journeys is a non-profit organisation, which runs expeditions reuniting Himalayan children with their families and develops projects to support communities of the High Himalayas of Nepal; a place of great natural beauty, but where life is extremely tough. Many children are sent away by their parents to school in the city at 4 years old, in the hope education will give them a better life. They do not see or speak to their families for 12 years, due to the remoteness of their villages. Upon graduation, aged 16, they have a chance to return home to see their parents - if they can secure funding. We provide expeditions to take them home and we invite trekkers to join us. We also provide education support and we work with mountain villages, helping the children and their families to develop self-sustaining careers and livelihoods. The people we support are featured in the award-winning documentary 'Children of the Snow Land'. We also work with UK schools for cultural exchange.Why the community needs us
Without support, Himalayan children wouldn't receive an education or be able to maintain connection with their family. Trekkers from around the world are able to join our expeditions reuniting the young people with their families, thereby helping to fund their return home. Our expeditions provide life changing experiences for all involved. And through our schools programme of cultural exchanges and expeditions, UK and Nepal students can learn from each other and develop greater life skills.Our impact on the community
Himalayan children are able to achieve an education whilst retaining contact with their families in the mountains, receiving mentoring and support throughout their school years up to university graduation. Himalayan communities are able to develop self-sustaining livelihoods. UK and international schoolchildren and students are empowered through cultural exchanges and expeditions to Nepal, which helps them to build resilience and learn sustainable ways of living.