The Canadian World Education Society is a registered nonprofit Canadian organization. We are committed to improving access and overcoming barriers to education in developing regions.
CanWES’ current projects include our initial goal of creating opportunities in Nepal. We are currently the sole contributor toward the operation of the Everest English School, providing quality education in the remote village of Sanitar, Nepal. Our operational costs are $45,000 per year and include paying salaries for 15 staff, assisting 220 students with regard to supplies, tuition, and uniforms, and maintenance of the two buildings that are currently being used. In the ten years the Canadian World Education Society has been working closely in Sanitar, we have provided almost $450,000 to the village and created significant awareness regarding the impoverished nation of Nepal. We are also extremely proud of the fact that less than 8% of the funds raised on behalf of our organization have gone to administrative costs – a rare feat in the operation of non-profit organizations these days. CanWES is currently working hard to raise additional funds to support the growing demand for quality education. It has been the goal of CanWES to assist Sanitar in their desire to achieve progressive change. The ability of the students to receive quality education for years to come will make a significant difference in the opportunities that will be presented to the youth of the community. CanWES is proud of our accomplishments so far, and look forward to observing the progress of this remote village over the next decade.
(Posted June, 2018)
Executive Director, Troy recently returned from Nepal where he spent Spring Break checking in on the Everest English School. Although it had been over six years, since Troy was last in Nepal, as usual, he was welcomed with open arms and had a tremendous time with both students and staff. His time in the village was spent working with staff on ideas for improved sustainability, EES needs, as well as looking back on the first 10 years of operation.
Not a lot usually changes in the village of Sanitar. However, with the insurgence of quality education through the Everest English School, the entire community is beginning to speak and understand the English language. Learning is not only happening within the walls of the school, it is being carried home and occurring around supper tables, between bites of dhal baht, and spoken while parents and children complete their chores. Considering that 10 years ago less than 25 people in the village of 1000 spoke a single English word, the community has come miles. Truly amazing!
“It was an honour and a privilege to go back into the village of Sanitar and spend time with such amazing human beings. I am always humbled and surprised by their remarkable ability to welcome us into their community, their homes, and their lives. While it is an incredibly long distance from our part of the world here in Canada, I am tremendously proud of the fact that we are so closely connected to this incredible village.”