While on break from teaching English in India, Trek to Teach’s founder Brad Hurvitz decided to embark on a trek through the Himalayas of Nepal. He quickly noticed something he was not expecting to see on such a challenging hike – students. There were students on every leg of the trek, quickly hiking up and down the hundreds of stairs that took them from village to village. When he asked his guide Madan about this, he learned that Nepali children who live in such remote villages tend to walk up to four hours a day to get to school and back. Shocked at the amount of physical effort and dedication the students showed, Brad met the school principal of Ghandruk, the village he was currently in, and asked how he could positively impact the students’ education and future. The principal was quick to point out how English skills are vital to the empowerment and betterment of his students. However, English classes are taught in Nepali due to the Nepali teachers’ limited English abilities themselves. Inspired by this knowledge, the incredible Nepali people, and the breathtaking setting, Brad and Madan sat down together and starting breathing life into Trek to Teach. In 2011 Trek to Teach was founded, with the school in Ghandruk being our first partner school.