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Birth of Moonlight Foundation Nepal::

In 2009, a young man by the name of Santosh Koirala began The Moonlight Foundation with a mission to serve the underprivileged children of Nepal. In his own words, “If I were born into a middle class family, I may not have started this school. It is my dream to provide poor children an education to help them overcome poverty in the same way that I did.”

The Moonlight School only serves children living at or below the poverty level. If it were not for the Moonlight School, these children would be living on the streets. In fact, that is where new students are recruited, from the slums of Kathmandu. Although the school has grown considerably over the years, there are unfortunately many more children in Kathmandu living in dire conditions who need the opportunity of a basic education.

How MFN Started:

After a life-altering trip through beautiful Nepal in 2008, Jocelyn Luko- Sandstrom and Anthony Sandstrom were highly inspired by the kindness of their trek guide, Santosh Koirala, and his dream to open a school for underprivileged children. After collaborating with numerous sponsors in recent years, through various fundraising events in Hong Kong, the Sandstroms and many others around the world have supported Santosh with funding to help create the Moonlight Foundation Nepal charity school.

Why MFN Mission Started

You may be surprised to hear that in Nepal, even though it is regarded as a fundamental human right, many children are still being deprived of receiving a basic education because of poor economic conditions.

There are many kinds of suffering and pain that Nepali children must face. Some are living in the streets; some are working as child laborers in Nepal.  Accordingly, Moonlight Foundation Nepal School’s primary aim is to provide quality education that includes computer and other necessary skills to poor, street & destitute children free of any cost.


Moonlight Foundation Nepal would like to extend a special thank you to our supporters.

Moonlight Nepal Trekking and Adventure Pvt. Ltd donates 60% of profits to supporting the education of disadvantaged Nepalese children at Moonlight school and in other disadvantaged communities surrounding Kathmandu. Moonlight Nepal Trekking Company seeks to build partnerships with international schools around the world, and hopes to interest them in a student visits to Nepal through the Moonlight Nepal Trekking Company. The profits made enable an expansion of our charitable work and therefore increase the number of disadvantaged children able to study at the Moonlight School and other private schools around Nepal.

Special thank you to Mr. Chris Mulzer, who has found new sponsors for Moonlight School. We would also like to extend our thanks to all of our German and Austrian sponsors, whose help supports the education of needy Nepalese children with an education.


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