Ananda Jyoti Agriculture School

The Ananda Jyoti Agriculture School trains students in organic agricultural techniques, therefore creating sustainable jobs and preventing migration from villages. Graduating the school is similar to receiving an associate’s degree or completing a skilled trade course in the United States

Our Impact

A unique agriculture training school was established by the community in the village of BegnasTal, Kaski District in 2019, under the leadership of local resident and agriculture guru, Surya Adhikari. Its goal is to educate young Nepalis about the importance of sustainable, organic, agriculture for their local community and country, providing insights into agricultural economics and the role of Nepal in the global market.

Currently, the school, in its second year of operation, is funded by donations and student tuition; Elevate Nepal subsidizes teachers’ salaries. Once completing the third operating year, Ananda Jyoti Agriculture School will be eligible for funding from the Ministry of Education, overseen by the central government in Kathmandu.

  • 100+ students graduated with certificates in agriculture
  • 50% received job offers in the agriculture sector in three districts of Nepal
  • 40% continued their higher education in agriculture including bachelor and masters programs.
  • Established a productive community and educational garden for practical course work
  • Built two greenhouses for a vegetable and fruit tree garden.


Future plans include expanding the community garden, constructing two more greenhouses, and adding new courses to the curriculum include beekeeping, and recruiting students from outside of Begnas.

Accomplishments since 2019

38 students graduated with an agriculture certificate

8 students received jobs in the agriculture sector in 3 different districts of Nepal

School opened a science lab

Acquired small plot of land to perform practical assessment

Goals for 2021

Purchase additional farm land for practical experience.

Add an irrigation system.

Improve technology infrastructure for hybrid and remote learning.

Establish a scholarship program for incoming students.

Boost enrollment.

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