COVID 19 in nepal


Amidst a time of global challenge, CanWES is happy to announce that everyone at the Everest English School is healthy. Thankfully, no one at the school, or in the village of Sanitar (where EES sits), has been affected by COVID 19 as of now. To our knowledge, there are limited COVID 19 cases in the country, however that could change instantly as we are well aware. If this change occurs, the country could face devastating challenges due to an already insufficient health care system. I can assure you that i am in contact with numerous people in Nepal on a daily basis, and will update the CanWES website with any pertinent information should it arise.


This is a time for planting in Nepal. As a result, the education system is currently heading into its annual extended holiday from school. In addition, the government has decided to invoke a two week nationwide lockdown in an attempt to control the spread of the Coronavirus. The extent of that lockdown is that the country faces all services, not deemed essential, to be temporarily shut down. Great challenges for a country like Nepal.


CanWES would like to thank our CanWES Family (everyone who supports our efforts) for their continued assistance with the needs of a nation that struggles to survive at the best of times. Dhanyavad, thank you, stay wel

About Us

Our Team

The Canadian World Education Society is a registered nonprofit organization based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We are run by a small local volunteer based board of directors who are all passionate about helping impoverished youth in Nepal.

Our History

Seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit work in this area, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions. We have consistently developed since the beginning, all thanks to the helping hands of our amazing CanWES community!

Our Mission

The Canadian World Education Society is a nonprofit organization committed to improving access to education in developing regions; we will assist in overcoming existing barriers to education. Our goal is to provide communities with the opportunities to build and operate schools. CanWES strives to improve the future for all youth regardless of ability, gender, or socioeconomic status. It is our vision, through education, to enable students to make viable, sustainable, and ethical choices regarding their future.


The CanWES Story

In 2005 after a decade of teaching, Troy Harris, CanWES Founder, was ready for a new challenge in his life. Troy knew that he wanted to help people in some way, but he had no clear concept of where his efforts were needed most. In order to better understand how to help, Troy felt that he needed to see, first hand, the difficulties people faced. After taking a leave of absence from his full-time teaching position and traveling around the globe, it was in the mountains of Nepal that Troy realized what he wanted to do. During a 3 week trek in the Himalayas with his guide, Mahindra Dahal, Troy learned a great deal about Nepalese schools. He found out that many students travel 1-2 hours a day to get to school, and consequently, their parents encouraged them to stay home and help with working the fields. As a child, Mahindra and his family were forced to leave their community as a result of these conditions. In the end, Mahindra became a fully trained teacher but couldn’t find employment because, at the time, the Nepalese government was giving teaching positions to unqualified people for both personal and political gain. As Troy listened to his stories, he was saddened by the fact that so many children in Nepal were being deprived of the knowledge and passion teachers like Mahindra could offer. Troy felt that if schools were readily accessible, and qualified teachers were placed in the classrooms, it would greatly benefit both individuals and their communities. He has made it his mission to help institute this change. 

Canadian World Education Society