The children of the Foundation

In twenty-two years, the Foundation has developed six Sherpa cultural projects in the valleys of Everest and Makalu (renovation of chörtens mills and monasteries). Most importantly, it has helped to fully educate 34 orphaned children (21 boys, 13 girls) whose fathers have died in an Himalayan expedition.

Today, 14 have already joined the workforce. Five, in total, already received a bachelor’s degree thanks to Hélène Berr scholarships:

The students


Nima Tenzi,
4th year, Bachelor in Engineering, Kathmandu Engineering College. He is completing his final year of engineering training in Hydropower. He is talented and hardworking.


Phurba Fhuti,
2nd year, Bachelor in Social Welfare (BSW), Xavier College International. She takes classes in the morning and works in the afternoon in a NGO Kunina, Basmari.


Pasang Yangdu,
2nd year, Bachelor in Social Welfare (BSW), Xavier College International. She is also a volunteer at SERC (Special Education for Special Children) in Baluwatar.


Phurba Phuti,
2nd year, Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA), KIST College. She studies accounting and business management.


Dadiki,
2nd year, Nurse Diploma, Norvic Institution of Nursing. She is passionate about her studies and wants to treat patients like Dawa Kesi.


Mingma Tenjing,
2nd year, Bachelor in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Little Angels’ College. We are waiting for his results for the first year.