Why this project needed our help
The Felix Baltisan Foundation (FBF) is an educational development programme which aims to provide teacher training and ongoing support for 28 schools in 8 villages across the Hushe Valley. The women’s committee in each village is responsible for selection of teachers, based on merit and gender perspective. The initial incentive of the FBF was to provide better teacher training for women, but men are now included, given the project has increased financial support.
How Juniper Trust helped
In 2011, Juniper Trust donated £1000 to fund 10 teachers from the Hushe Valley to complete a training course in Gilgit. A further £2500 was raised in 2012 to support a baseline survey for the 28 schools to find out what materials were lacking and 10 more teachers in the valley joined the training programme. In 2013 a further £750 was donated to fund a week of training for 2 women teachers.
Keeping Faith: Juniper Trust
Since its beginnings more than twenty years ago in Nepal, The Juniper Trust has helped with projects across the developing world, keeping faith with its funding principle of sustainability- ‘Small is Beautiful’- working in partnership at community level, listening to what communities need, sensitive to ethical, cultural and environmental impact, forging long-term friendships and links, keeping in touch with finished projects and continuing help for the future where we can.