In June 2015, we began providing 2,200 children in 8 school with a delicious and nutritious afternoon meal to counter the sharp drop in student attendance following the devastating April 2015 earthquake. The school meals have not only improved attendance and reduced drop-out rates, but are also contributing towards more engaged children that concentrate better
Women Empowerment Program We are empowering women from Bhotenamlang by enhancing their marketable skills and knowledge. The 3 month long tailoring training program will empower 10 women with skills to enhance their quality of life by generating income and boosting their self-confidence. Gender inequity and female illiteracy is high in Sindhupalchowk. The district is ill-reputed
The devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 and again on May 12, 2015 affected all 79 VDCs of Sindhupalchowk. 95 percent of school buildings in the district suffered structural damage and were rendered unsafe for use. Thousands of children were forced out of school, and deprived of education. A prolonged break from school
Teachers are the backbone of quality education. Yet, most public schools in Nepal are severely understaffed by the government and many classrooms are often empty. Understaffed teachers often resort to teaching multiple grades at the same time, and are unable to give students the time and attention they deserve and need. We are working to change
The Bhotenamlang community center will act as a platform for the development of education, tourism, environment and empowerment initiatives in the Bhotenamlang region of Sindhupalchowk.
We are empowering a group of Nepali female survivors of trafficking with outdoor training. In partnership with U.S. based organization ‘Courageous Girls’, we are providing these girls with trade-based skills such as English lessons, on-the-job guide training, mountaineering courses, hospitality training and mentor them. Our goal is to foster strong and independent women who are able
The flagship mission ‘Seven Summits Women Team’ was completed successfully early January 2015. Click the 7 Summits tab to for details.
Relief Updates: ‘Maya’s mom volunteers to distribute buiscuits in Bhotenamlang. She is homeless like the rest of the village yet she is happy to help. It is such spirit that will help Nepal rise. Every effort counts in healing the nation through this tragedy. Thanks to PATA Nepal chapter, Nepal Rises, SmartPaani, Dharan Unity Society,
We visit school after each climb. Since 2008, we have visited near 200 schools. From remote corners of Nepal and Africa to Universities in the USA, we share with students about our own journey of struggle, success and bigger dreams. After successful ascent of Everest in 2008, we started visiting schools in Nepal in a
We encourage, support and guide women of all ages and nationalities to hike, train and explore the outdoors with us. In each climb we engage in outdoor activities with local women to learn from each other. We believe that exploring your own limit is the only way to empowerment. In the last six years we