Buffer Zone Scholarship

With a special vision to conserve and manage the natural resources of Sagarmatha National Park, the Buffer Zone Development Committee was formed under the guidance of Buffer Zone Management Regulation 1996 and Buffer Zone Management (Saving Mountain Culture and Biodiversity).

The Committee has carried out several development works and biodiversity conservation efforts in the SNPBZ.  It has extended its support to local eco-clubs, including the school Sagarmatha Eco-club, to ensure widespread conservation awareness in the SNBZ.  It also has supported the local communities and stakeholders to conserve and restore their unique cultural heritage.

Besides being very supportive of quality education in the schools, Khumjung Buffer Zone User Committee provides a grant of Rs 63,000 each year to Khumjung School students within the Khumjung Village Development Committee (VDC).  This scholarship is distributed four times in an academic year and every time 27 students from Grade 6 to 10 win this reward on the basis of exam results.  The top three students from the 9 wards of Khumjung VDC receive this gift.  This prize gives the students an incentive to continue working hard for the rest of their high school years.  This Committee also has provided the school a small grant to assist in paying for a Sherpa Language and Culture teacher. 

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