The Foundation’s sole supported school in Nepal, Shree Panuati Basic School situated in Khopasi, Panauti Municipality. The school is about 102 years old, and one of the oldest in the region.

Our Impact

The Gate 1 Foundation is proud to have recently started to build a brand new primary school in the town of Paunati, Nepal. The original school was one of the oldest educational buildings in the area, which suffered significant damage as a result of the 2015 earthquake. The new Shree Panauti Basic School will provide a safe and suitable learning environment for the over 280 students in attendance. The structure is being built in a nearby location and will utilize Earthquake Resistant Design. In addition to major building and infrastructure projects funded by the Foundation, Gate 1 invites tour passengers, who visit our schools as part of their itineraries, to bring small items that are needed but in short supply, to give to the school’s students. In this way, Gate 1 Foundation is able to supplement its large-scale contributions with essential educational supplies, which students’ families are often unable to afford, thereby multiplying our positive impact on communities.



On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. The epicenter, Gorkha, was in the mountains just 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu. The Gate 1 Foundation has committed to construct a brand new school in the town of Panuati per the preliminary plans shown.  Construction began in early December 2018.

Panuati Basic School

The existing Panuati school is over 100 years old and one of the oldest in the entire region. It initially started its classes in a rest house using very small class rooms, and limited amenities. There are presently 283 students, with 147 boys and 136 girls in total from nursery to grade 8 with the age group 3-14.
The Gate 1 Foundation is set to sponsor brand new construction using Earthquake Resistant Design.  Improving Life Through Education in a safe and suitable learning environment.

Completed school, 2023:

Rebuilding the school, 2018: