Our Green Campus

Our Green Campus

We've built the brand new school campus of our dreams! Built from the earth, this school is set in the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas in mid-western Nepal. Fruit trees and a quiet stream greet the students and staff every morning. Modern classrooms are strengthened by centuries-old architectural techniques.

This school features the latest innovations in green technology and is a global model for sustainable design. We've worked side by side with local surveyors, civil engineers, architects, and construction teams to build something truly unique, with local resources. Our school features energy efficient techniques that work with Nepal's climate and geology to overcome the region's challenges.

A model of sustainable building practices for the world

The new Kopila Valley School will have 20 classrooms for 500 students from pre-primary through 12th grade. With an innovative curriculum and a school surrounded by a vocational farm, Kopila Valley is raising the standard of education in the region. This school will cultivate a generation of compassionate citizens who will bring innovative ideas to Nepal.

The rammed earth classrooms in use!Photo credit: Molly Haley

This school is one of the greenest schools in the world. The thick rammed earth walls are earthquake-resistant and provide cooler indoor temperatures in the baking summer heat. The eco-friendly systems of rainwater harvesting, wastewater treatment, biogas, solar cooking, solar power, and sustainable farming will minimize our impact on the planet.

Our new Kopila Valley School provides space for our students to learn, grow, and thrive. It will enable them to become the future changemakers and leaders of Nepal. You can find the latest updates from our green campus in the Kopila Journal.