A Path to Education

Like his parents before him, four-year-old Pema* puts on his traditional Bhutanese robe each morning and walks through fields of rice, corn, and buckwheat.

But unlike the rest of his family, Pema keeps going—past the fields tended by his relatives for generations, where he begins to ascend the foothills of the Himalayas. After climbing for nearly fifteen minutes, Pema reaches his destination: a nondescript building once used as a natural resource center. The building has recently gained new life as a preschool in this remote village in Bhutan.