The World Youth International School was opened on September 14, 1999, with the purpose to train local teachers and provide a rich, dynamic education for its students. Situated in the Gokarna region, the school provides children with a quality education through shared cultural teachings and experiences.
The World Youth International School was built in the memory of WYI founder, Robert Hoey – an inspiring and motivated young man who encouraged personal challenge in others and promoted the values of self-worth, awareness and understanding through education. Nepal was chosen because at the time, it had the third lowest literacy rate in the world. Approximately 87% of women and 70% of men were illiterate.
When the School first opened, there were 24 children enrolled. The School commenced with pre-school, upper and lower kindergarten, grade one and two. At that time, it was perfect because it allowed the opportunity to hire and select teachers, put systems in place and work on the school curriculum.
The World Youth International School now caters for students up to year 12, and enrols over 650 students. It has an average grade pass rate of over 96.5%, recognising it as one of Nepal's top schools.
The Computershare funded Change A Life Boarding Centre officially opened in 2022. The Centre, built adjacent to the World Youth International School in Nepal, accommodates up to 50 students, thanks to the support of Computershare’s generous employees across the globe.
The ‘Change A Life’ Boarding Centre houses both male and female students undertaking Years 11 and 12, which is a great benefit for those who find it difficult to make the daily trip to and from school especially during the monsoon season. The foundations of the building have been built to earthquake standards, making it one of the sturdiest buildings in the region and a safe house for students.
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