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    It only takes $2,000 USD to pay a teachers salary in the Khumbu region. Help support the education of the children in the Khumbu region by making a donation today.

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    Currently the Sherpas do not have a written language and poor economic conditions have led to an exodus of young people to larger cities in order to seek a better life. The foundation’s first and most important task is to reverse this trend and strengthen the home land of the Sherpa people.

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Meet Apa Sherpa

Apa (born Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa; 20 January 1960) nicknamed “Super Sherpa”, is a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer who, jointly with Phurba Tashi, holds the world record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest more times than any other person.
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Thame School Rebuild Project

The Apa Sherpa Foundation is working closely with the Thame Sherpa Heritage Fund and other organizations to finalize the building plans needed for the Thame School. Originally, there were a total of five individual buildings on the Thame school grounds. Due to the recent devastation of the earthquakes, all of them will need rebuilding. However, the remote location of Thame causes difficulty in the rebuilding process. All of the supplies must either be transported by helicopter, or carried up to the village by porters.

We have had difficulties with the approval of the building designs. The Thame School needs a safer, more earthquake tolerant design and rather than rush into the project with inadequate designs, the Thame School leaders are taking time to get the right designs. 

Thame School has now repaired several of the buildings and has functioning temporary learning centers. Only one block is completely out of action. How well the repaired classrooms will withstand the harsh winter conditions is unknown. With winter’s fast approach, the shortage of supplies, and qualified carpenters, all  groups involved have concluded that spring would be a better time to begin building the school. This will assure a more stable and successful setting for construction.

The Apa Sherpa Foundation has set aside money that has been generously donated to be put towards the re-construction of one of the buildings at the Thame school. We look forward to seeing the children  move from tents back to the buildings! We are honored to be a part of making this happen, and we thank you for the donations that are making this possible. If you’re interested in donating, donate here.

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Children Helping Children

On June 13th, the Draper, Utah Corner Canyon Academy  hosted a fundraiser for the Thame School. We had a great day full of Nepali food, music, dancing and fun.

The money raised will go directly to help with the construction of the Thame School that was destroyed in the April Earthquakes. Construction will begin in early Spring.

We at Apa Sherpa Foundation would like to thank Corner Canyon Academy children and family members for taking time out of their busy lives to help children half a world away.

Thank you!

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Children in Utah Helping Children in Nepal

Earthquake Victims are Not Forgotten

A group of children in Draper, Utah intend to help the children of Thame, Nepal.
Apa Sherpa, resident of Draper, grew up in Thame. Now his home towns will be connected in another way.

The Children of the Corner Canyon Academy in Draper will be hosting a fundraiser:

Saturday, June 13th at their school at 12958 South 1300 East.

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Who We Are

Apa and his team have worked the last five years to raise money to assist the Thame School. Now, with the help and support of generous donations, the Apa Sherpa Foundation will be able to expand the legacy already begun by Apa himself.

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