Jumleti Village Project

In Jumleti, a village near Pokhara, there was an inadequate supply of drinking water. The citizens were also suffering from low literacy rates. A final problem was that there was no direct access across the Gharmi River. In summer, the Jumleti citizens were unable to cross the river at all, which increased their required travelling distance. The Lions Club of Pokhara Annapurna sought to help Jumleti overcome these trials.

To improve the Jumleti literacy rate, we created a program called ‘Adult Education’. We are proud to report the hugely positive results of this program, which improved the Jumleti literacy rate to 85%.

Our next aim was to improve the drinking water. The Yamaji Culture Foundation assisted in this project, donating 130,000 rupees. We donated 19,100 rupees, bringing the total project funds to 149,100 rupees. With this money, we were able to start and improve drinking water in the area. The money received from the Yamaji Culture Foundation was a direct result of the hard work of Lion Sonam Sangpo. The inauguration day was 2048/12/08.

Our final contribution to Jumleti was to assist with their travel difficulties. Together with the Pokhara Chamber of Commerce, we raised 15000 rupees. This enabled the construction of an iron bridge spanning the Gharmi River, allowing citizens to cross in all seasons.




Zumleti Village Project

The majority of the Nepali population is comprised of people living in villages. These citizens are often illiterate and suffer from minimal access to health care and appropriate living facilities, including educational facilities and clean drinking water. The Lions Club of Pokhara Annapurna conducted the Zumleti Village Project to improve the living conditions in the local village of Zumleti.  This project saw the initiation of a free health clinic, clean drinking water, a tree plantation, an adult education program and the construction of a permanent bridge between Pokhara and the village. With the generous assistance of the Yamaji Culture Foundation, we were also able to construct the new Shanti High School. The Yamaji Culture Foundation donated the 489, 490 rupees necessary for this construction. Due to this new school, village students no longer have to walk for hours to access education.