03 Jul 2014

Everest avalanche: Foundation did not let die orphan’s desire

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KATHMANDU, Nepal–Many children have become orphans and Sindoor (red pigment which symbolizes married women ) of dozen more Nepali women was wiped out from their foreheads following the April 18 Everest avalanche, the deadliest climbing tragedy on the mountain, that killed 13 Sherpa guides along with support staffs, leaving three still missing.

Dozens of mountain children are stranded following the deadliest ever accident in the history of Mt. Everest. Likewise, many children who lost their father, the sole bread winner of the family are worried over the future of their study and are expecting for a good time to forget the trauma left by the incident. However, a charitable organization did not let their desire die.

Benoit Chamoux Foundation, set up to help raise fund for the children of fallen Sherpa mountaineer during their attempts in Himalayan Peak in memory of veteran French mountaineer Benoit Chamoux adopted the two sons–Ang Sumba Sherpa, 9, and Angngima Sherpa, 11, of the deceased mountaineer Ankaji Sherpa who breathed his last during the course of his 8th attempts in Mount Everest. Both the Sherpa brothers have been enrolled at Himalayan International Model Higher Secondary (HIMS), Kathmandu at the initiation of the foundation which will afford all the fees including other costs for the Sherpa guys from this academic session.

HIMS 2014 1In fact, the foundation had been seeking to adopt for at least two orphans of fallen mountaineers since a couple of month. “Fabienne Clauss had requested us to look for two mountain children to be adopted within 2014 and, coincidentally, Everest Avalanche led us prompt to continue the noble initiations “, Pasang Sherpa of Himalayan Sherpa revealed.

Among the 31 children who became victims of the avalanche, 28 have nodded to continue for the study after the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) worked out the process of distributing the forms to fill the profile of those orphans after inquiring them whether or not they want to continue their study further.

Cheechi Sherpa, 18, an elder sister of recently adopted Sherpa Kids, who lost their father Ang Kaji Sherpa, 37, in the avalanche, is still worried that her six siblings may suffer though the foundation helped two of her younger brothers. “Really I am very grateful to the president and the founder of Benoit Chamoux Foundation and its members for supporting my brothers at this tragic moment”