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WHO WE ARE

The Lukla-Chaurikharka Association (better known as Luklass) promotes and supports education for children and adults. It also supports projects aimed at improving a healthy environment at Lukla and Chaurikharka in the region of the Khumbu Valley in eastern Nepal.

Luklass was founded in 2008, but its members and donators have been active since 1984. The association is entirely managed by volunteers and supported by private members and donors – currently numbering 330.

Luklass is registered with the Lower Valais Commercial Registry at St-Maurice (Switzerland) and with the tax authorities of the canton of Valais (Switzerland) which recognise Lukla-Chaurikharka Association as a non-profit organisation.

In 1983, mountain guides from the canton of Valais reached the summit of Kangchenjunga (8,585 m), thanks to the assistance of Sherpas. In recognition, and following a request made by the “sirdar” Passang Gyalzen Sherpa, Denis Bertholet organised a collection of funds which enabled the first primary school with 35 pupils to be financed at Lukla and opened in 1984. This effort continues today.

OUR VALUES

  • Solidarity: understanding the struggles and fundamental needs of a community, and helping the population to achieve better living conditions through their own initiatives, thus leading to the reduction of poverty

  • Personal development: promoting education so that the whole community can play an active part in the process of positive change and become autonomous

  • Respect: working with respect for the national and regional laws, human rights, values and beliefs of the local population, as well as their environment

  • Accountability: ensuring maximum responsibility in our work, actions and results

  • Human relations: building lasting relationships that stimulate our actions and create a great supportive community

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LATEST ARTICLES

Canteen of Lukla basic School

So many thanks to all our sponsors to make this dream possible! Watch the video!

Ready for departure

Our President Véronique Coppey and the new Vice-President Bernard Polli are preparing for their upcoming visit to Nepal.

Report 2017 of the Technical School at Lukla

We are in the beginning phase of implementing new constitution and local government after long time.

Technical School at Lukla in full swing!

At this time during the rainy season, courses are being held at Lukla in agriculture, carpentry, plumbing and electricity.

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