Freedom to Learn, a UK based charity, works to provide the opportunity of education to children from some of the remotest regions of the Himalayas and South Asia.
As well as supporting individual children and ensuring they receive the best education available, Freedom to Learn offers resources and support to non-profit organisations which share our goals and ethos. Freedom to Learn is also committed to raising public awareness about the importance of education and development work; facilitating and mentoring education based development projects in the UK and South Asia.
In many areas of the developing world education is key to lifting children and their families out of poverty. Providing adequate education is fundamental to helping young people and families gain independence and emotional and financial security, that we often take for granted.
WHERE WE WORK
The children Freedom to Learn currently supports come predominantly from the Indian Himalayas and Nepal. The Kullu, Lahaul Spiti, and Zanskar regions are situated in the Himalayas of Northern India. Kullu, once known as Kulanthpitha, meaning ‘the end of the habitable world’, is the largest valley in the Kullu district and also the most accessible of the valleys we work in. Many of the children FTL sponsor are at school in Kullu, despite having to travel from much further flung valleys, where they board for anything up to 10 months of the year.
Much of our recent project work is carried out in the Kathmandu Valley, and the Northern Districts of Nepal, close to the Tibetan Border. The children Freedom to Learn work alongside are all from migrant and therefore ‘marginalised’ communities. In addition, we carry out public awareness campaigns in the UK about the importance of education for children in developing countries, and education based development projects in other countries in South Asia.