HEBS – the Himalayan English Boarding School

HEBS was completed by Dawa Geljen Sherpa in early April of 2015. Immediately, 100 students from all over the Mt. Everest region of Nepal enrolled, some from villages over a 3-day walk away.

Not only did education give these children hope, it also began to stem the tide of language and cultural extinction among the Sherpa (and the other Tibetan peoples) in the high-Himalayan region of Nepal.

Help us rebuild our school from the ashes of the May, 2015 earthquake.

Establishment of the first Himalayan Pen Pal Program at the Lukla Government School

Establishment of the first Himalayan Pen Pal Program at the Lukla Government School

Lyon, NYCA, and IDEA care.

Through SherpaCares, these three sponsors donated the necessary equipment and laptop computers to launch the first Himalayan Pen Pal Program in the computer lab at the Lukla village school. Students’ literacy rates and their ability to converse in English sky-rocketed.

Disabled Porter Co-Op

Carl Heaton & Mike Salomon care.

Through SherpaCares, Carl and Mike sponsor a co-operative in Kathmandu, Nepal for disabled porters. Our goal is to help them find gainful employment in other areas. Porters, who were once the backbone of mountaineering expeditions, are able to establish new roles for themselves raising healthy, educated families.