The children of the Fondation

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 juniors at HIMS school (Himalayan International Model School)


Pemba Chhetan,
class 3. He enjoys studying Nepali and the arts.


Tashi Tshering,
class 5. He has good results, especially in social studies, math, and English.


Ang Sumba,
class 7. He has average results but likes math and computer science.


Ang Ngima,
class 8. He has good results, especially in Nepali, math and physical education.


Yonden Dolma,
class 9. Very good student, especially in math, science and computer science.


Pasang Gyalzen,
class 10. We are waiting for his results on the SEE exam.


Pasang Nuru
finished grade 12. He is pursuing short professional trekking training at NATHM.