ICSZ has officially announced the formalisation of our commitment to our sister school in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Shree Mangal Dvip School (SMD) and ICSZ have worked together for the past two decades to provide for the forgotten children of the Himalayas an education, and an opportunity to change the world.

This commitment will see our schools partner to develop our inter-cultural experiences – opportunities that span teacher training, hybrid learning, and educational expeditions.

This is so much more than a stand-alone experience. From CAS to service learning, curriculum to teacher development, The Saathi ProjectTM is designed as a whole school project for our young people to see the impact they can have in their world.

Our Board of Trustees has committed to this important work; our partnership, our sponsorship, and our fundraising ambition are now prepared; and so we begin to climb the mountain together.


The Saathi Project Handbook

The connection between ICS and SMD is a fundamental part of our school's identity, providing the opportunity for us to live out our values and to truly be internationally minded, global citizens.

This handbook showcases detailed information relating to hosting one of our SMD students. It is our hope that you will consider the richness of the experience that comes with learning about life of these determined learners.

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We extend our deepest gratitude to every member of our community whose incredible generosity has made a difference in the lives of our sister school SMD. Together, we have raised CHF 18'000 that will empower SMD to pursue exciting new initiatives and projects. We eagerly anticipate sharing with you the inspiring plans and endeavors at SMD, made possible by your unwavering support. In the meantime, if you wish to continue supporting this cause, you can still donate. 

Acharya Lama Karma Sangbo also expressed gratitude for our sponsors saying, “Through compassionate activity we have become a family; we are not just looking for donations but for others to be connected with the Thrangu Rinpoche family.” He then quoted a Buddhist teaching: “What you give away is really yours and what you keep is not yours.” Meaning the goodness of a gift is inexhaustible.


If you would still like to donate to the project, you may do so in the following ways:

CHF 5'000: A New Generator

CHF 10'000: A New Generator and Science Lab Equipment for Grade 11

CHF 15'000: A New Generator, Science Lab Equipment for Grade 11 and Traditional Dress for Traditional Dancing

CHF 20'000: A New Generator, Science Lab Equipment for Grade 11, Traditional Dress for Traditional Dancing, and Uniforms for Staff





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