The children of the Foundation

Over the past 25 years the Foundation has developed seven Sherpa cultural projects in the valleys of Everest, Solukhumbu and Makalu (renovation of mills, chörtens and monasteries). Most importantly, it helped to fully educate 39 orphaned children whose fathers have died on Himalayan expeditions.

In 2021, we still support the education of 16 children/students.

The Professionals

Today, 23 Alumni are already professionals with a career in their hands. Nine, in total, received a Bachelor’s degree:


Ang Dawa,
Thanks to an Erasmus grant, he obtained his Master in Geospatial Technology at the University of Münster in Germany. He works now as a junior engineer in Hamburg for Accenture and has obtained his EU visa to work in Germany.


Lhakpa Nuru,
Bachelor in Hotel Management (BHM) from NATHM, married, works in the catering industry in Adelaide, Australia.


Mingma Diki,
received a Bachelor in Physiotherapy and works at Helping Hand Community Hospital in Kathmandu. She got married a year ago to Tshering, also from Rolwaling valley.


Pemba Tshering
received his Bachelor in Hospitality and Travel Management (BHTM), after an internship in China. He then moved to Japan where he is learning the language so that he can work in the hotel industry.


Phurba
received his Bachelor in Hospitality and Travel Management (BHTM). He is now the bar manager at the FIVE luxury hotel in Dubai.


Nima Tenzi
Bachelor in Engineering, Kathmandu Engineering College is an official civil engineer in Nepal and works for a Korean NGO.


Phurba Phuti
Bachelor in Social Work (BSW), Xavier College International, works as Sponsorship Management correspondent for the Belgian NGO CUNINA in Kathmandu and would like to continue her career with a Master in psychology after the covid-19 crisis.


Pasang Yangduk,
Bachelor in Social Work (BSW), Xavier College international, is currently working in Poland.


Dawa Kesi
already an experienced nurse, has just completed her Bachelor in Nursing at Flinders University (Adelaide) in Australia. Her husband, Tinley, has not yet been able to join her there due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The others, professionally trained, are now independent, including:


Tenjing Chotar,
graduated in cooking, works as a chef in a Korean restaurant in Lisbon, Portugal. He should soon receive his European resident papers.


Finzok
has become the most famous DJ in Nepal, the “David Guetta” of Kathmandu. He has invested in a bar and organizes events which are very popular with the golden youth of Nepal.


Sonam Dorjee
after training as a mechanic, flourishes in his work as a trekking guide and his life in the mountains. Much appreciated, he has made many international friends. Aged 31, he plans to marry Ang Chhechi in June.


Pasang Nuru
has also recently become a trekking guide.


Lhakpa Gyalzen
(Hôtel Dwarika) is working in the Kathmandu hotel business while finishing his Bachelor’s degree.


Lhakpa Tshering
(Hôtel Fairfield by Marriott) is working in the Kathmandu hotel business while finishing his Bachelor’s degree.


Tshering
was a seamstress at Sherpa Gear sand has now started her own knitting business.


Phurfuti
is a governess in Cyprus for an English-speaking family.


Tshering Dorjee
Tshering Dorjee joined the US Army and is managing automated logistics in Portland, while finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Management.


Kami Doma,
is studying at Reno University in Nevada, where she is studying for her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.