Greenhouse ready!

When founders of Make Learning Possible and Project Happy Feet volunteers Lester Leong and Sox started planning for the school-building project at Namkheli Village, two questions crossed their minds – what facilities should the school have, and how can school continue to be funded on a sustainable basis.

The duo, who hold full time jobs at a bank and a school respectively, brainstormed and came up with two separate list of ideas that were rather independent of each other.

It was only during a meeting in June 2012 with Nepali Furba Sherpa, who is the Executive Director of Be Human Nepal, the local organisation entrusted to build the school in Namkheli Village, that the idea of a greenhouse came up. And this very well served to answer the two questions on Lester’s and Sox’s minds. .

And so, with the funds raised earlier this year, and with the expertise from a greenhouse pioneer in Bhandar Nepal (D.S. Sherpa), Namkheli children now have a greenhouse where they can go to to learn science, and if the crops grow well, the profits can be used to fund the operations of the school.

The next step now is to organise for D.S Sherpa to train a villager or two to manage the greenhouse efficiently. This new skill will hopefully enhance the capability of villagers who previously rely on traditional farming methods for livelihood.

Make Learning Possible is a project fully embraced and supported by Project Happy Feet. If you are interested to supported Lester and Sox’s efforts to Make Learning Possible, please email

Getting structure of the greenhouse up

Preparing the inside of the greenhouse to grow crops

The greenhouse complete