Kumharla yuva mandal KPYM Himachal was founded in 2000. It was started by a team of mountain people providing free education for children in the local community. This project has blossomed into a multifaceted NGO that aims to increase the life opportunities of the poorest members of communities throughout pabbar valley, Shimla. KYM began teaching some of the underprivileged children in their community. They saw there was a desperate need to not only provides quality education to the children of pabbar valley, but to provide hope and be a positive influence for all of their community. As time went by, KYM began to educate more and more children, all of this done in the back of their main school in Thana, By 2010, This Commune was now educating hundreds of children as well as doing many other positive things for their community, such as counseling women in their community through the women's empowerment program.
Since 2010, this community has grown exponentially. It supports over 250 women and children across pabbar valley. In addition to our main school inThana, we also have two women's empowerment programs in tikri and chambal, computor education projects in Shimla town, and a self sustainability program in Delhi.
There is still so much work to be done, and much of the work cannot be completed without your help. KYM really values the input of volunteers—from the impact they have on the women and children, to the support they provide KYM in helping achieve its goals and aspirations.