On April 18, 2014 a terrible avalanche on the south side of Mount Everest has killed 16 Nepalese guides. This is the deadliest avalanche in the history of Everest. Faced with meager financial compensation offered by the Nepalese government to families ($ 400), the Nepalese guides went on strike, which caused the cancellation of all expeditions on Everest Spring 2014. These expeditions are usually the only resources available to the families of these guides.
In total about 31 children were orphaned in the tragedy, out of which 27 need sponsorship/ financial help. A group of international foundations have already committed in helping 21 of them. For the remaining 6 children, Nepal Mountaineering Association has committed to help them for the 1st year.
KSP has the opportunity to take over the commitment of NMA and help some of these childrens and also include other orphans who are in the same situation having lost their main bread earner to the mountains.
Here is the list of these children, their classes (school year) and the annual amount needed.
|Name of Children||Date of Birth||Class / level||Name of Father||2015/2016|
|Urken Tshering Sherpa||2013||Infant||Tenjing Choter Sherpa||Rs. 60 000|
|Tshering Dorjee Khatri||2001||8||Dorjee Khatri||Rs. 84 000|
|Ongmu Sherpa||2012||Infant||Tsering Namgyal Sherpa||Rs. 60 000|
|Alisha Gurung||2009||UKG||Ash Bahadur Gurung||Rs. 60 000|
|Awin Gurung||2013||Infant||Ash Bahadur Gurung||Rs. 60 000|
|Mingma Tenjing||2011||Infant||Pasang Karma Sherpa||Rs. 60 000|
|Chopel Gyaltso||2004||6||Serki Lhamu (Mother)||Rs. 84 000|
The above financial budget is different due to the age and school level of the children. The education system of Nepal starts from year 1 – 12 after which the students advance to collage/university level.
|Year 1 up to Year 5||Rs 5 000||Rs 60 000|
|Year 6 up to Year 8||Rs 7 000||Rs 84 000|
|Year 9 up to year 12||Rs 10 000||Rs 120 000|
You can chose to sponsor 1 or more Children as per the list above. You can also choose/decide the length of your commitment. KSP will take responsibility to mediate the finances to these children and keep you updated on their progress.