In 2003, Cunina built a hostel in Khandbari to house 100 children from isolated mountain villages. These children had no access to education, because there were no schools in their villages. Therefore, Cunina changed the purpose of the hostel. It was converted into an educational center where youngsters have the opportunity to take part in a medical assistant training, which is recognized by the Nepalese government. The training has duration of eighteen months and youngsters are required to have a diploma of secondary education in order to take part. The students will have theoretical and practical lessons for fifteen months. After these fifteen months, they will have to take part in an exam. The student that succeeded in exam will start their internship of three months in the hospital of Khandbari.
The people that live in the Himalayas are in great need of medical care. There are almost no doctors available. By doing this project, we will take care of two things: the Nepalese population will receive the medical care they need and the students will have a rewarding job. Every eighteen months, a new group of 40 students will start their training.