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Mount Everest Foundation For Sustainable Development In Nepal/Tibet

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  • MEF Dr. Brian Rolfson teaching Jamyang Sherpa how to checking baby. Photo Deha
  • MEF Remote village far from any facilities, to reach hospital only it take 3 full day walk. Photo Deha
  • MEF Mount Everest View from Jafre. Photo Deha
  • MEF Deboche Nunnery Nun. Photo Mingma
  • MEF Preliminary map of Deboche Gompa.
  • MEF School Kids from Patle village. Photo Dan Mazur
  • MEF Alexa Dillhoff tries her hand at grinding flour
  • MEF Medical Supply by Mount Everest Foundation for Patle Heath Post. Photo Dan Mazur
  • MEF Overhead view of Deboche. Photo Mingma Sherpa
  • MEF Dati and Pasi Sherpa working on Patle Health Post. Photo Dan Mazur
  • MEF Porter dips water from a barely flowing spring at Gorak Shep. We studied water samples from this spring in 2010 and found them to be contaminated.
  • MEF Nuns making hot milk tea in the new kitchen provided by the Mount Everest Foundation.
  • MEF Porters carrying blue barrel toilet drums at Gorak Shep.
  • MEF Just a bit of the rubbish collected from basecamp and Gorak Shep being burned and processed for transport to lower altitude.
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Mount Everest Foundation For Sustainable Development In Nepal/Tibet:

donation Click here to donate financially. We also encourage you to join our service trek, donate clothing, equipment and supplies. Thank you: The local people need your donations by cheque and also online using your credit card.

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Mount Everest Foundation For Sustainable Development In Nepal/Tibet

The Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development in Nepal and Tibet (MEF) exists to help local families helpthemselves to build schools and hospitals and environmental projects in remote areas near to Mount Everest. The MEF is a registered charity of Nepal number 326/060/61.  (photo right by Murari Sharma: Patale health post worker Jamyang and Dr. Lisa McClellan examine a Nepalese baby).

The MEF aims to run directly in cooperation and partnership with related agencies encouraging maximum utilization of local and natural resources. It is the MEF's policy that priority would be given to programmes addressing education, health, and environment from grass-root levels. The implementation of these services and activities would directly benefit a large section of the people of remote Nepal for their betterment

 

Temporary built Patle Health Center.  Medicine inside health clinic donate by Mount Everest Foundation.

About the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development :

We understand that it is necessary to give something back to the people and the areas we visit. Our efforts focus on helping local families to help themselves to:

 

 Projected Patle Health Center Structure. 

  • Build hospitals, schools and environmental projects to help poor families in Nepal and Tibet.
  • Organize and lead medical, educational, environmental and cultural service-walks to help local people help themselves and to encourage
  • Providing medical care during the service-walks.
  • Bring clothing and medical supplies to remote Nepal.
  • Educate Nepalese children by helping build new schools, hiring additional teachers and providing educational materials.
  • Educate local people to become teachers in the rural villages where they live, in order to build sustainable education opportunities.
  • Educate local people to become health workers in the rural villages where they live, in order to promote sustainable health services in remote areas.
  • Work together with our sponsors, who insist we care for the environments and cultures we visit. 
  • Support cultural preservation and restoration projects to sustain local foundations on the edge of disappearing, both physically and socially.
  • Support environmental cleanup projects and awareness in order to calm the effects of tourism in the Himalaya and keep these majestic areas pristine.

Kandu Sherpa who got Tuberculosis, year ago and treat in kathmandu help by Mount Everest foundation. Walking down to other village. Working in the Kitchen for dinner. 

  

Nuri pointing out Mt. Everest. Walking through forest to Patle. John showing Patle village to Kim. 

Offices:

Mount Everest Foundation UK

  • 30 Downfield Lodge, Downfield Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2TQ, ENGLAND
  • Mobile: +44 (0)7810 375400 (evenings please)

Mount Everest Foundation USA

  • POB 123, Lakebay, WA, 98349, USA
  • Landline phone: +1 360 570 0715

Mount Everest Foundation Nepal

  • Halchok, Shoyambhu, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • P.O.Box No.: 2414
  • Landline phone: (9771) 4283382

 

Water filtration donation to village.  Namaste Welcome to our Village. Photo Erik

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Mount Everest Foundation For Sustainable Development News

 
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Projected Patle Health Center Structure. 
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Tentative Budget for rebuilt Patle Health Post  
  1. Wages - $3000
  2. Cement - $2000
  3. Sand - $2000  
  4. Rock Dust - $1500 
  5. Steel Roof - $2000
  6. Wood and Transportation - $2000
  7. Iron Pipe and Transportation - $2500
  8. Nails - $200
  9. Miscellaneous - $1000 
 Total = $15,200
 
 
 The only health post in all of Patale district, serving 600 famiies, was destroyed by an Earthquake. Damage Patle Health Center.  Damage wood from Patle Health Center. Photo Jangbu
 
Please read down for further instructions.
 
Please have a look at the photos and budget below for Patale Health Post, serving 600 families, which was totally destroyed in the 25 April earthquake and subsequent 12 May aftershock. Please also consider the tragic loss of the Charmading School, with 3 buildings 14 classrooms, a library, computer room and office block for 500 students. Thank you very much for your support and kindness to the Sherpas. Please consider a donation to Everest Earthquake Fund . Thank you from all of us at the Mount Everest Foundation.  
 
Please "Click here to view " Mount Everest Nepal Earthquake - www.EverestEarthquakeVideo.org 
 
Please Click Here for a heart touching drone video of Nepal depicting how her people have been badly affected by the earthquake.

Please
Click Here for a shocking video of a wind borne avalanche hitting basecamp and a 3d interactive map of basecamp , the Khumbu icefall and Everest summit.
 
Please Click Here - Dan Mazur Base Camp Earthquake TV clip: www.EverestEarthquakeNews.com
 
 
 
Murari and Alistair Soon inspecting the medicines donated by Pharmacy Outlet, Wintergarden, Brisbane.
 
 
 Lifestraw Family filter demonstration- 18,000 litres of clean pure water on gravity feed - no batteries required . Earthquake Ruins of Sankhu Village.
 
 
Temporary shelters and sandbags amidst the rubble in Sankhu village. Street scene in Sankhu post earthquake.  
 
  
 
Ruined streets of Sankhu Vilage. Mike, Murari and Madan with the final filter setup.
 
  
 
Mike and the villagers check the filtered water. Jasmine Broecking with Street Dog Care  team.
 
  
 
Many dogs have been displaced by the earthquake, thus the need for Street Dogs Rescue Camp. Jasmine Broecking of Street Dog Care and Nir Thapa Magar of Nir's Toast Bakery with the Life Straw water filter sent by Claire Martine of Silung Trinetra

 

 Villagers and Mike working together to assemble the filter. Murari and Mike speak to the locals about setting up a water filter in Sankhu Village.

 
 
Water filter team unloading and setting up. Mike shows a filter replacement cartridge to the villagers.  
 
Tentative Budget for rebuilt Patle Health Post    Tentative Budget for rebuilt Charmading School
  1. Wages - $3000
  2. Cement - $2000
  3. Sand - $2000  
  4. Rock Dust - $1500 
  5. Steel Roof - $2000
  6. Wood and Transportation - $2000
  7. Iron Pipe and Transportation - $2500
  8. Nails - $200
  9. Miscellaneous - $1000 
  1. Wages - $3000
  2. Cement - $2000
  3. Sand - $2000  
  4. Rock Dust - $1500 
  5. Steel Roof - $2000
  6. Wood and Transportation - $2000
  7. Iron Pipe and Transportation - $2500
  8. Nails - $200
  9. Miscellaneous - $1000 
 Total = $15,200  Total = $15,200 X 3 Building = $45,600

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Only one health post in Patle was destroyed by Earthquake. School at Charmading all destroyed. Photo Jangbu

Jamyang and Pasi Sherpa are Mount Everest Foundation employees. Their house was severely damaged. Recent status of villager of living in village. Photo Jangbu

  

Nawang climbing sherpa from summitclimb and Dati Sherpa, nurse from Patle health post setup temporary Kitchen after Earthquake. Helping hand from SummitClimb Climbing Sherpa to rebuild some house in Patle Village. Photo Jangbu  

  

Mud was taking out for reconstruction. One of Sherpa house destroyed by Earthquake. Photo Jangbu

  

Migmar Sherpa house got big crack after Earthquake, need to rebuild again. All medicine are damage by Earthquake. Photo Jangbu

  

Patle Village from distance. Class room from Charmading school. Photo Jangbu

  

Class room from Charmading school. Office room of Charmading school support by big wood. Photo Jangbu

  

Damage Charmading School. Some stuff are taking out from damage house. Photo Jangbu

  

Damage Patle Health Center. Damage wood from Patle Health Center. Photo Jangbu

Helping hand after damage. Severe cracks at Mingma Sherpa's house. Photo Jangbu  
 
Earthquake News From Mount Everest, where we are working with kind and friendly local Tibetan and Nepali people to help adapt to the changes brought by an earthquake which struck the Everest region on 25 April, lasting about 40 seconds. This was the largest earthquake for 80 years. About 2 in 10,000 have tragically passed away in collapsed antique farm style buildings made of mud and stone with no support nor concrete. In the high mountains, ice shook loose in a few places, and unluckily, basecamp was hit. As the tremor came at noon, most everyone was up and around and able to run away. However, some did not make it. We send our deepest condolences to the victims families and friends. Lets work together to rebuild Nepal.

Stay informed about the rebuilding effort at www.EverestEarthquakeNews.org .

Do you have an earthquake story or can we help? Please share with us at: info@MountEverestFoundation.org .

Join us on the ground in Nepal: www.EverestEarthquakeTrek.org on 14-26 June or 17-29 Nov, 2015 and 2016

Contribute financially: The local people need your donations by cheque and also online using your credit card (please click the link below):

   
Everest Earthquake Fund 

100% of funds raised will go to supporting Nepal earthquake relief projects rebuilding schools, hospitals, and communities.

If you choose to contribute with your credit card at the link above, once at the project pages, click the 'donate now' buttons to access the secure payment pages. Then scroll down to "The Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development in Nepal and Tibet" and enter the amount of your donation. Please make sure to send us an email with the amount you donated, the project you donated to, and the date, enabling us to track your payment.

If you would prefer to mail a cheque, please make it payable to "The Mount Everest Foundation ".

Please mail your cheque to:

Mount Everest Foundation

    30 Downfield Lodge, Downfield Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 2TQ, ENGLAND
    Landline and answer-phone: +44 (0)7810 375400

or


Mount Everest Foundation

    POB 123, Lakebay, WA, 98349, USA
    Landline phone: +1 360 570 0715

Bring our project coordinator to your home or town to present a fundraising lecture.
Daniel Mazur has been on the ground in Nepal thoroughout the Everest and Nepal earthquake and has a fascinating story to tell with breathtaking and at times shocking photos and videos. He travels the world making presentations each July, August, January, February and March and would like to vist you and make a personal presentation to your audience in order to raise funds for www.EverestEarthquakeFund.org . For more please go to www.FundRaisingLectures.org

Please go to MEFNews.org to learn more about our current projects and Service Walks in Nepal. Join the MEF & SummitTrek for our annual Remote Nepal Service Walk in November. 

Lets work together to rebuild Nepal. It is possible to make online donations through the Mountain Fund using your credit card for the following projects (please click the link below):

    Mount Everest Foundation

Once at the project pages, click the 'donate now' buttons to access their secure payment pages. Please make sure to send us an email if you pay using your credit card with the amount you donated, the project you donated to, and the date, enabling us to track your payment.

If you would prefer to mail a cheque, please make it payable to "The Mount Everest Foundation".

Please mail your cheque to:

Mount Everest Foundation

    30 Downfield Lodge, Downfield Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 2TQ, ENGLAND
    Landline and answer-phone: +44 (0)7810 375400

or

    POB 123, Lakebay, WA, 98349, USA
    Landline phone: +1 360 570 0715

The above cheque will go directly into the account of the charity/non-profit and 100% of funds raised will go directly to the causes and projects they support.  

Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development: Year End Report 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, its time to recap our busy year and discuss plans for 2015.

1. Education and Health Care in Remote Nepal: far from the beaten track, this part of Nepal, has no roads, no phone, and little if any electricity, running water, nor sanitation.

We just completed our 2014 www.ServiceTrek.org and visited several rural remote villages that we support in terms of Education and Health Care. Our nine foreign members had a lovely time visiting this beautiful, peaceful, pristine and very friendly region in the foothills of Mt. Everest, but is far from the beaten path where tourists never tread. During their visit, they delivered needed supplies, taught in the schools and examined patients, met with village elders and officials to discuss the future of this unspoiled land with such a charming and helpful population. For more info, please visit www.ServiceTrekNews.org

Chu inspecting a child's ear in the health post of Patale (Ying Hsu). Alexa helping in the health post at Patale (Ying Hsu).

Educational News:

Charmading school: Thanks to the incredible generosity of sponsors including Barclays Bank, during 2014 we built a new high school for 300 children. The land and much of the materials and labour were donated by the local community. The school had 8 teachers before we started and now has 11, but 4 more are needed, for a total of 15 teachers. The budget for this school is $14,000, 10,800 euros, 9500 pounds per year which includes teacher's salaries ($75, 58 euros, 50 pounds a month per teacher), additional classroom upgrades, and finishing off the stairway to get to the upstairs office, which now has a rather precarious "gangplank" approach. By building this new high school, for the first time ever, local kids will be able to achieve college entrance level education and take the national school completion exam. Before this kids had to walk two days to the nearest high school. Very few children made the trek so the community remained largely uneducated and there was little if any incentive to study. Already, since the new school has opened, enrollment has increased by 20%! This school is blessed with a very active school committee and teachers who show up. The head teacher / principal is a very organized gentleman who also teaches science. A recent interview with him convinced us that he wants the school to succeed and crank out successful graduates who can go on to study at the university level, which would be an amazing first for this tiny village!

 

Our team brought much needed school supplies to Patale Village and are handing them out to the children in the photo. There are 3 classrooms that serve over 70 students from grades 1 through 5. The school has 3 teachers on staff and students travel here daily from as far away as a 3-hour walk to attend classes daily (Morris Prokop). One of our Service Walk members, Barbara, inside the school with the kids doing their lessons (Barbara Trenary).  Dan, Ying and Maya inside the school, clapping along to songs the school children sang for them (Elaine Smith).

Kundruke - Maidane School: This a primary school for 70 students, with 3 teachers. An active and involved school committee has kept their focus on priorities, teacher and school attendance, and the teachers at this school really seem to care. During our recent meetings with the teachers and school committee, they were very clear in their ideas for improvements that could be made, different textbooks needed, etc. Our current project involves a building upgrade and expansion with classroom floor plan reconfiguring and the addition of one classroom, to replace one classroom which was very cold and damp and the students do not wish to sit in as they catch cold. In addition, we will be expanding the school ground to enlarge the play area to a size large enough so that the children could play volley ball and games. back to top

Also the stairway to the bathroom needs to be improved.  We have estimated the total costs of improvement at around $1800, 1400 euro, 1200 pounds. All of the land and much of the labour and materials will be donated by the local villagers. We are interested to hire new teachers in the future, and hopefully opening up the new classroom will help encourage an attendance increase so that hiring a new teacher can be justified.

Dhaurakharkha School: this school has 150 students and 5 teachers but needs a lot of help and sadly exemplifies a lot of the issues that are facing Nepal. An under motivated school committee has begun building two more classrooms, but student and teacher attendance flagged recently when the construction of the classroom ceased for more than 7 weeks. We visited the school last week and found that only 1 teacher had shown up and was trying to teach 60 students on his own. After our visit, the town council met to discuss the situation and concerned parents agreed that they would call an election next month to choose a new school committee, finish the construction, and get the teachers and students to show up. We told them that when the school resolves its problems, more support will be coming in terms of classroom upgrades and additional teachers. The parents were pleased and said they would try to speed up the replacement of the school committee.

Students at Chhermading School with Dave, Brian and Jackie in the back row. We added a new building, and hope to have 6 more teachers and class 9 and 10 be taught at the new school with the help of generous sponsors (Dan Mazur). 

Kiji Bazaar School and District Headquarters: we have been visiting this "larger" village for several years and have developed a strengthening relationship with the School district administrator here who supervises 41 schools, including the three schools mentioned above. Not only are his offices located here, but also a 12 class higher secondary school, which is one of the best schools in the district. The administrator has asked for books (novels, reference, and magazines) in English language to be given to the school library. If anyone knows how to bring such books inexpensively, please let us know as shipping from overseas is quite expensive. A computer center is currently under construction and the administrator has asked us to give 5 laptops. They don't have to be new, but must have at least 500mb of ram and contain at least a 20gb hard drive. If anyone knows where we can get the laptops, please let us know! we can easily arrange shipping to Nepal from either Bristol, England, or Seattle.

Service Trek Members Purchase School Books: In Brilliant news, 2014 www.ServiceTrek.org members Peter Thornton, Inge Hove Nielsen, and Mitch Campbell Purchased 500 colourful English/nepali reading/arithmetic textbooks to send up to the Kundruke-Maidane and Dhaurakharkha schools. Well done and thanks for your educational assistance to the people of rural Nepal, so that they can learn how to help themselves. For your information, a textbook costs just $2, 1.5 euros, or 1.3 pounds. back to top

School administrator shows off the library at Kiji Bazaar, 50 books and so many more are needed. Who wants to help? (photo DL Mazur). Deha and Jangbu accept delivery of 120 kilos of books, before loading on bus roof top to be taken to the village by porters (photo DL Mazur).

Classroom upgrades: for 2014, we have decided to implement a new program of classroom upgrades for all of the schools to include sustainable local-sawn wood panels for the walls and ceilings, concrete floors, new desks, and whiteboards at the front of every classroom. The cost to upgrade one classroom is just $300, 250 euros, or 200 pounds.

Health care news: on our recent November service trek, visiting casualty/emergency doctor Brian Rolson saw 89 patients in 2 days. Please visit www.ServiceTrekNews.org to hear what he has to say about health conditions in our Dhaurkharkha health post with new Charmading village satellite health post. The health post is staffed by three health workers, and it costs about $14, 10 euros, 9 pounds a day to run the two clinics which includes health worker wages, building rent, and medicines.

Big news: Dhaurkharkha is getting a new health post. It will be built during 2014 at a cost of $1800, 1400 euro, 1200 pounds. All of the land and much of the labour and materials will be donated by the local villagers. We are very excited about the new health post as it will include 4 rooms: 1 women's exam room, 1 men's exam room, 1 kitchen, and 1 overnight stay room. Its going to be a very big step as we had been doing everything in only 1 small room up to now.

Continuing Education for health workers. As this health post is the only one in the district and serves an area encompassing a total population of 6,000 to 10,000 people, we find it is extremely important to keep our health workers well trained up on the latest techniques and medicines and always expending their knowledge base. In this vein, Dati Sherpa, a 21 year old girl from the village, has completed her 2 year Associated Nursing Medicine certification, has done three months of maternity and infectious disease training and is now about to embark on an intensive maternity training course at the nearest large hospital, in Okhaldunga town. Our hope is that Dati will be able to take over at the health post. The cost for her 13 months of training and last years associated expenses is $1000, 750 euros, 650 pounds. For 2014, after Dati returns to the health post, our next goal is to send health worker Jamyang Sherpa to earn his 2 year certificate and become a Certified Medical Assistant. We estimate the cost of this programme to be $3000, 2300 euros, 2000 pounds which includes all living expenses, tuition and books for 2 years. back to top

Patale health post worker Jamyang and Dr. Lisa McClellan examine a Nepalese baby (Murari Sharma).  A view from above of our camp and the Dhaurakharka health clinic (Chu Trandinh). The Patale health post before the doors were opened, Jamyang sitting at his desk (Murari Sharma).

Family Planning: the birth rate in the village is currently skyrocketing.

60% of people are under age 40 and 40% below 20 years of age!

we have a generous sponsor named Ms. Kharis Fausset who is concerned about family planning and helping the villagers to stem the tide of the birth explosion which is sweeping Nepal at the moment.

Due to Ms. Fausset's support, we have fully stocked the health clinics with condoms, birth control pills, and depo shots. In addition, we have been working on a short simple video to discuss the issue. Additionally we have been working with the village elders to implement community action groups, including the women's groups, school committees, and a new family planning committee being formed in the village. Many thanks for your interest in this extremely important family planning issue to try and reduce the rapidly exploding population growth in Nepal.

Pediatrics specialists needed: doctor Rolfson has issued a call for Pediatrics specialists, either nurses, physicians assistants, or doctors, to visit the village as he feels there may be a number of childhood illnesses and congenital childhood conditions which need the attention of a specialist. back to top

2. Cultural Preservation News: we strive to help the people of Nepal maintain their culture. Thanks to the great work of Marcia MacDonald at the Deboche Nunnery, we worked for a month with 16 locals to bring running water to Nepal's oldest convent, built in 1925. the project involved carrying 1500 metres, nearly a mile of pipe up to 4100 metre, 13,500 foot high Deboche Convent. Our team of hardworking sherpas constructed a concrete tank at the base of a distant waterfall and dug lengthy ditches to install the pipe and bring it to the convent kitchen. The nuns are able to draw water whenever they like now, instead of having to carry buckets on their heads over icy trails. For more information, please see www.MEFnews.org

 Deboche nuns returning from a trip to town. MEFSD director Murari Sharma and national park ranger Kharkhi supervising the workers digging in the pipe for the Deboche waterline project (Dan Mazur).

3. Environmental news: we strive to maintain the environments we visit and are working hard to work with local nepalis to maintain and repair their environment.

Biogas project: we are working hard with a team from a group called Engineers without Borders to help the people around Mount Everest treat their waste and do it in such a way that they are able to make the waste into sanitary crop fertilizer, while simultaneously producing useful methane gas which can be captured and used for cooking fuel or generating electricity.

biogas metring and filtering insruments, icimiod.JPG cooking with biogas, icimod.JPG
Biogas metering equipment. Photo: DL Mazur. Cooking on biogas in a university kitchen. Photo: DL Mazur.
 
With the assistance of Mingma Sherpa, Garry Porter, Mike Sullivan, Ryan Gilbert, and KP Cloos, we made a visit to 5300 metre, 17,500 foot high Everest basecamp to study the project and are now in the design preparation phase, working together with the engineers and local villagers to produce a design that works for everyone. For more information, please see  www.MEFnews.org

Water quality: we studied water quality around Everest basecamp, with the help of Sonya Remington and Jon Kedrowski. We have ascertained that the main water source in the nearest village to basecamp, known as Gorak Shep, may be polluted. We plan an extensive water quality study during 2014. For more information, please see www.MEFnews.org . back to top

Please contact us: info@mounteverestfoundation.org

Please send in your feedback about our new website, as we are always trying to improve the charity/non-profit information and wish to say hello to those who visit. Thanks! back to top
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Mount Everest Foundation For Sustainable Development Service Walks You can Join

Service Walks Nepal: Please check out www.ServiceTrek.org for more information about our recent treks.

Join our international groups of men and women of all ages for one of these fun Service Walks in Nepal, sponsored by SummitTrek. We have an Everest Basecamp Service Walk in March-April and a Remote Nepal Service Walk in November-December each year. Please read the descriptions below and click the links to see full websites for each walk. 
 

Please keep in mind our Everest Basecamp Service Walk to the Pema Choling Buddhist women’s convent, also known as the Deboche Nunnery (also spelled Debouche Nunnery and Debouche Monastery), where 20 impoverished nuns live in a leaky old convent, while also getting to walk to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. The building is falling down, and many tourists walk past and never consider it. The nunnery was built in 1928 and it has had little or no maintenance since. The convent is the “sister-monastery” to the famous Thyangboche monastery on top of the hill between beautiful Deboche and Namche, along the Everest basecamp walk. The men who live in the monastery on top of the hill have brand new buildings with fancy paintings and solid walls and intact roofs, while the women live at the bottom of the slope in very simple (and leaky) circumstances. We plan to help with putting in a new water system and remodeling the building the nuns share for a few days before heading up to Everest base camp and Kala Pattar. This walk is run by the Mount Everest Foundation (www.mount-everest-foundation.org ) and sponsored by SummitTrek. All proceeds from the walk go directly to the Deboche Nunnery Foundation.

  • 30 March-20 April, 2010, 2011 & 2012.
  • 2010 Trek: Donation: $2750, £1650, €1850. 
  • 2011 Trek: Donation: $3050, £1850, €2050. 
  • (Your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible).
 
A view of the Deboche Nunnery and surrounding valley (Marcia Macdonald).  Nuns made a special prayer ceremony wishing good luck to our team at the Deboche Nunnery (Dan Mazur). Two of our members up near Everest basecamp, Everest in the background (Patty Burritt).

2) Remote Nepal Service Walk:

Please keep in mind our Remote Nepal Service Walk to the just born health clinic in Patale Village in the hills near Everest, an economically poor but environmentally and culturally beautiful Sherpa and Buddhist tribal region not far from Mount Everest National Park. You would be welcome to join. We will be visiting the remote clinic (2-3 days walk from any airport or road) and delivering needed medicines to this seldom visited area which lies at an elevation of around 2000 metres, 6500 feet in forested and grassy green slopes between clear flowing streams. It will be a chance to walk the rugged hills during warm pleasant weather and meet the lovely local Sherpa families, who are always so welcoming to us as they see so few foreigners during their isolated lives. This walk is run by the Mount Everest Foundation (www.mount-everest-foundation.org) and sponsored by SummitTrek. All proceeds from the walk go directly to the Mount Everest Foundation. back to top

  • 20 November to 3 December 2010, 2011 and 2012. 14 Days in Nepal.
  • 2010 Trek: Donation: $1450, £850, €950. 
  • 2011 Trek: Donation: $1650, £950, €1150 (100% of your contribution for the trek and your international flight are tax deductible).
 
Patale health post worker Jamyang and Dr. Lisa McClellan examine a Nepalese baby (Murari Sharma). Ms. Elselien, Dr. Lee Levin, and Ms. Kandu Sherpa, standing next to an ancient Buddhist Mani Wall, and the 7000 meter peaks of Numbur and Kwangde in the background. Everest and Lhotse are barely visible in the right hand of the photo (Dan Mazur). Our team brought much needed school supplies to Patale Village and are handing them out to the children in the photo. There are 3 classrooms that serve over 70 students from grades 1 through 5. The school has 3 teachers on staff and students travel here daily from as far away as a 3-hour walk to attend classes daily (Morris Prokop).

Please contact us: info@mounteverestfoundation.org

Please send in your feedback about our new website, as we are always trying to improve the charity/non-profit information and wish to say hello to those who visit. Thanks! 

Mount Everest Foundation For Sustainable Development Ways You Can Help

Please choose one of three ways to help families in poor remote Nepal improve their situation:

Volunteer in Nepal: thank you for becoming involved with charitable giving, donation, philanthropy and contribution to the Himalaya and charity non-profit volunteer service work, helping local people help themselves to build hospitals, schools, environmental, and cultural preservation projects.

1) Join a Service Walk: Come to Nepal for an enjoyable walk to meet friendly local people who live in beautiful, safe areas near Mount Everest, which tourists seldom experience. Your visit will help poor families to help themselves.

  

Nuri pointing out Mt. Everest. Walking through forest to Patle. John showing Patle village to Kim. 


2) www.FundRaisingLectures.org : Host a lecture to raise funds for the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development. Dan Mazur, one of our Everest leaders would like to visit your club, school, church, business or group and make an exciting film and photo presentation. Dan is known for leading Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea” expedition, featured in the best selling book. He also led the rescue of Australian climber Lincoln Hall on Mount Everest. Hall had been left for dead and Mazur with fellow climbers abandoned the summit to save Hall’s life.

Dati and Pasi, Dati a nurse and Pasi Health worker. One of the damage house at Patle by EarthQuake. 


The story was featured on The NBC Today Show with Matt Lauer, in the New York Times and People Magazine. Photo right: Dan in Mustagata basecamp (Manuel Weber).

3) Make a donation to support schools, hospitals, environmental and cultural preservation projects in Nepal.There are several different ways to make a donation to the MEF:

a) If you would prefer to mail a cheque, please make it payable to “The Mount Everest Foundation”.

Please mail your cheque to:

  • Mount Everest Foundation
  • 30 Downfield Lodge, Downfield Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 2TQ, ENGLAND
  • Landline and answer-phone: +44 (0)7810 375400

    or
  • POB 123, Lakebay, WA, 98349, USA
  • Landline phone: +1 360 570 0715

The above cheque will go directly into the account of the charity/non-profit and 100% of funds raised will go directly to the causes and projects they support.

 

Grand Ma and Grand Son. Local villager kid looking inside at the door of Patle Health Center. Photo Erik.

b) In the case that a US Department of Revenue (IRS) tax deduction is needed, the Mount Everest Foundation works together with the US-registered charity: 'The Mountain Fund'. It is 501c3 tax registered with the IRS and their IRS registration number is: 20-2570273.

Please make the check payable to the 'Mountain Fund' and post to:

Mountain Fund
POB 123
Lakebay, WA, 98349

In this case, the Mountain Fund incurs an administrative cost in processing these funds of 10%, and will issue you with the receipt for the total amount you have payed, for your tax return. You can also get a tax receipt for your airline ticket if you are joining us for a Service Walk.

c) Those paying tax in the UK can take approximately 28% of the cost of their donation off of their taxes, or they can take advantage of having the Inland Revenue Service 'gift aid' the tax directly back to the charity. The Mount Everest Foundation works together with the UK-registered charity: 'Rural Assistance Nepal'. It is registered with the UK Charity Commission and their registration number is: 1124311.

Please make cheques payable and post to:

Rural Assistance Nepal

30 Downfield Lodge, Downfield Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 2TQ, ENGLAND


In this case, Rural Assistance Nepal incurs an administrative cost in processing these funds of 10%, and will issue you with the receipt for your taxes.

d) It is possible to make online donations through the Mountain Fund using your credit card for the following projects (please click the links below):

Mount Everest Foundation

Deboche Nunnery


Once at the project pages, click the 'donate now' buttons to access their secure payment pages. Please make sure to send us an email if you pay using your credit card with the amount you donated, the project you donated to, and the date, enabling us to track your payment.

e) We also accept donations of climbing equipment, clothing, blankets, jackets, hats, shoes etcetera. School supplies are generally much less expensive in Kathmandu, so no pencils or paper please. The shipping cost for us to bring these donations to Nepal is $150, £105, €130 for a 30 kilo bag, which means it runs $5, £3.50, €4 a kilo. Please contact us if you're interested.

100% of funds donated to the Mount Everest Foundation go directly to the projects they support. No funds are wasted on administration, office expenses, etcetera.

We periodically send out newsletters and special updates to our donors to keep you informed on where your money went and how it is being spent. We also have a donor-page where you can see who has been donating, in addition to you.

Thank you so much for all of your kind compassion and wonderful help to the people and environment of Nepal and Tibet.


Please send in your feedback about our new website, as we are always trying to improve the charity/non-profit information and wish to say hello to those who visit. Thanks!

People You Can Help - Opportunities to Sponsor Individuals

People You Can Help Through the Mount Everest Foundation -

List of Donors - Helping the MEF Reach Goals and Help the People of Nepal/Tibet

Below are a list of generous donors that have helped the MEF change the lives of local people in Nepal and Tibet (don't see your name listed? Please let us know so we can add you, thanks):

Special Thanks to the Following Organizers of Projects and Patrons of the Mount Everest Foundation:

Shelley Bloom MF/STMF Former June Service Trek 2009 member. Shelley came back to Kathamndu to volunteer in local hospitals and has provided excellent medical advice for treating the individuals the MEF is sponsoring.
Hong Hoang MEF Former November 2008 Service Trek member. Hong helped put on an event in Seattle to raise money for the Service Trek Member's Foundation. She also helped set up the Service Trek Member's Foundation

Denise & Brad

Deboche  Sponosred the new roof of the Deboche Nunnery.
Jill MacDonald & the students of Shaker Junior High MEF Her and the wonderful students at Shaker Junior high made and donated clothing for the sherpa children we visit along our Service Walks in 2008 and 2009. They are currently working on more for 2010 and we really appreciate all of the hard work they've put into keeping the children of remote Nepal warm.
Marcia MacDonald Deboche Set up Deboche Nunnery Foundation and has been instrumental in raising funds for this project.
Kharis Fausset
MEF Kind donation to provide Depo shots for the Patale Health Post for the whole valley.
Sandy Murray MEF Former November 2008 Service Trek member. Sandy has helped in setting up the Service Trek Member's Foundation, raising funds and providing excellent medical advice for treating the individuals the MEF is sponsoring.
Katharine Peacock JPMF Set up Jonathan Peacock Memorial Fund, which so kindly sponsored the nursing education of Dati Sherpa.
Elaine Smith RAN/MEF Former June Service Trek 2009 member. Donated and helped raise the money for Pasang Sherpa's critical care treatment and schooling in Kathmandu, as well as staying with Pasang after surgery and revisiting him in the hospital this autumn.
Christy Thuesen MEF Former November 2008 Service Trek member. Christy's daughter and her school helped raise a lot of funds for the Service Trek Member's Foundation in 2009
Barbara Trenary MEF Former November 2008 Service Trek member. Barbara helped to raise a lot of funds for the Service Trek Member's Foundation, as well as set it up.

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Donors $501,  £300, €305, and up -

Thomas Jefferson Middle School MEF
Association for Experiential Education MEF
Leslie Broady JPMF
Ronald and Ginger Cloud MF
The Overlake School MEF
Susan Leiper Deboche
Terry Bergstedt MF/STMF

Pierce County Library System, Friends of the Library

MF
Lynn Alandt Deboche
Kharis Fausset & Nigel Greening MEF
Denise LaFlamme & Brad Grimstead
 Deboche

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Donors: $101-$500, £60-£299, €70-€304 -

Eric and Janice Albin                         MEF
Bill Bartee MF
Ted Bartee MEF
Windy Bartee MEF
Carol Benek MEF
Ed Benites MEF
Geoff Birnbaum MEF
Frank Blainey MEF
Kurt Blair MEF
Rabbi Borovitz MEF
Diana Dunnan Deboche
Carol & Brent: Feathered Friends - Seattle MEF 
Alan Formanek MEF
Patricia Furchner MEF
Adrian Garcia MEF
Maria Georgiou MEF
Richard Goldstein Deboche
Suzette & Greg Hanson MEF
Phil Herbert
JPMF
Kevin Lavoie Deboche
Kate MacIsaac MEF
Lois Proctor Mack Deboche
Helen Peacock JPMF
Susan Remis MF
Horace Shaffer Deboche
Mary-Leigh Smart Deboche
Jason Smolensky   MEF
John Spivey JPMF
Jenn Spradlin Deboche
Sally & Dennis Towlson MEF
Charlotte Wilson MEF
St. David's Budget Box Deboche
World Expeditions MEF
Longbranch Improvement Club MEF

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Donors: $51-$100, £30-£59, €35-€69 -

Terri Baker MEF
John Bornstein Deboche
Sallie Carrigan MEF
John Chalk MEF
Donald Cutler Deboche
Carole Dickerson MEF
Dave Forest 
MEF
Hadley French Deboche
Mike Gigliotti MEF
Beverly Hallam Deboche
June Hansen MEF
Kate Harrison JPMF
Susan Hendrick MEF
Muriel Hoyt Deboche
Patricia Kish Deboche
Lowell Larson MEF
Xavier Lopez-Suarez STMF
Wanda Neste MEF
Nancy Norris Deboche
Steve O'Brien MEF
Dustin Osborn MEF
A Pulver MEF
Bob Rein MEF
Lynn Salerno MEF
Marc Schlossman JPMF
Rachel Schmeidler MEF
Mark Scott MEF
James Spencer MEF
Lenore Valerio-Buford MEF
Christopher Wise Deboche
Edmost Corporation MEF
Peloquin Property Management Deboche
Saint David's Episcopal Church Deboche

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Donors: $1-$50, £1-£29, €1-€34 - 

Patricia Beecher Deboche
Amy Blake MF
Michael Bunney STMF
Alan Burke MEF
C.D. Capp MEF
Warren Cook Deboche
Kathi Cooper MEF
Rebecca DesChamps MEF
Holly Dowell MEF
Bradford Elvidge Deboche
Barbara Gooding MEF
Elizabeth Grinter JPMF
Susan Gulick STMF
Wanda Hendrick MEF
Helen Horn Deboche
Marjory Jacobson JPMF
Susan Kellett STMF
Askold Kobasa MEF
Paul Mullaney MEF
Ba Phan STMF
Roger Phillips MEF
Erin Pratt MEF
Dean Rinaldi Deboche
Darlene Smith MEF
Grace Swanson MEF
Debbie Trunk MEF
Theodore Veiock Deboche
Carole Wahlers MEF
Elise Weldon MEF
Connie Wilbert MEF
Beth Wolfe MEF
Calluna Fine Flowers & Gifts

Deboche

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Former Service Walk Members - 

Service Trek November 2009:

  • Ms. Katherine Waldrop - US
  • Ms. Jacqueline Cross - UK
  • Brian Cross - UK
  • David Begneaud - US

Service Trek October 2009:

  • Ms. Edith Hoag-Godsey - US
  • Ms. Angela White - US
  • Ms. Erin Coughlin - US
  • Ms. Marissa Dedes - US
  • Ms. Minna Navvab - US
  • Ms. Nikkole Shea - US
  • Ms. Diane Asher - US
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Service Trek June 2009:

  • Ms. Elaine Smith - New Zealand
  • Ms. Rachel Dillhoff - US
  • Ms. Alexa Dillhoff - US
  • Ms. Shelley Bloom - US
  • Ms. Chu Trandinh - France/US
  • Ms. Ying Hsu - US

Service Trek November 2008:

  • Ms. Sandy Murray - US
  • Ms. Barbara Trenary - US
  • Ms. Liz Carr - US
  • Ms. Christy Thuesen - US
  • Ms. Lilia Wong - US
  • Ms. Hong Hoang - US
  • David Dogruel - US

Service Trek June 2007:

  • Ms. Lisa McClellan - US
  • Ms. Celia Rogers - UK
  • Kanad Chakrabarty - US

Service Trek June 2004:

  • Ms. Elselien te Hennepe - Netherlands
  • Dr. John Vavruska - US
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Past Lecture Hosts/Organizers -

2009 lectures:

  • 14 January - Pierce County Library: University Place Branch
  • 18 January - Pierce County Library: Bonny Lake Branch
  • 29 January - Tenino HighSchool
  • 9 February - Pierce County Library: Orting Branch
  • 10 February - Pierce County Library: Summit Branch
  • 11 February - Pierce County Library: Buckley Branch
  • 14 February - Pierce County Library: Eatonville Branch
  • 13-15 March - Association for Experiential Education (AAE): Northwest Region Conference
  • 17 March - Pierce County Library: Tillicum Branch

2008 lectures: 

2007 lectures:

  • 12 December Reading RISC AAC
  • 10 December Portland Trio Nasp
  • 21 November San Francisco World Expeditions
  • 19 September Redmond Overlake School
  • 25 August Orlando FFI
  • 18 August Timberline Lodge Young Presidents Organization International
  • 25 March AAC New England Section
  • 22 March Renton Primary School
  • 16 March Redding Mountain Bike Club
  • 13 March Aberdeen Mountain Club
  • 14 March London Castle Climbing Centre
  • 15 March Basingstoke-Alton Climbing Club
  • 10 March Vancouver Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • 5 March Vancouver Cascade Middle School
  • 27 February Laguna Niguel Bacchus Society
  • 24 February Los Angeles Beit T'Shuvah Recovery Center
  • 23 February Pasadena REI
  • 22 February Polytechnic School
  • 21 February Malibu Rotary Club
  • 20 February University of Chapel Hill
  • 19 February Charlotte North Carolina Jesse Brown's
  • 16 February Vancouver International Film Festival
  • 15 February Seattle Language Academy
  • 10 February Longbranch Improvement Club
  • 8 February Seattle Feathered Friends
  • 20 January Seattle Washington CEO Convention
  • 14 January Clearwater Convention Center
  • 13 January Tampa BigCat Foundation back to top

2006 Lectures:

  • 17 December Bristol Climbing Club
  • 14 December Birmingham Climbing Club
  • 6 December Malibu Jewish Center back to top

2005 Lectures:

  • 11 January, Southern California Mountaineers Association, RockClimbing. org, Los Angeles
  • 24 January, 7:00 pm, Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 732 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601, Shane Edmonds (970) 945-7062;
  • 25 January, 7:30 pm, Steamboat Springs Community Centre, next to the Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477, George Barlow, (970) 879-5453;
  • 26 January, 7:15 pm, Wild Mountain Outfitters (near Candyman), 851 Saint Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM, 87505, Jon and Jan Asher, (505) 986-1152;
  • 27 January, 7:30 pm, Colorado Mountaineering Club, Boulder Club House, Table Mesa Shopping Centre, 633 South Broadway, Unit N , Boulder, CO, 80305, Bob Guthrie (720) 838-4197;
  • 2 February, 7:30 pm. Red Lion, Redding, California, Ginger Cloud (530) 275-8238
  • 5 February, 2:00 pm, Vertical Ventures, 5402-E Pioneer Park Blvd., Tampa, FL, 33634, (813) 884-ROCK
  • 6 February, 10:00 am, The Harbourview Centre, 300 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL, 33755, (727) 462-6778
  • 8 February, 7:00 pm, Jesse Brown's, Sharon Corners, 4732 Sharon Road, Across from South Park Mall, Charlotte, NC, 28210, Jeff Botz (704) 287-7910
  • 9 February, 7:45 pm, Eisenhart Auditorium, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14603, Stu Milligan, Adirondack Mountain Club, (585) 436-5581
  • 10 February, 7:00 pm, Thoreau School, 91 Laurel Street, Concord, MA, 01742, Near Concord Centre, Court Booth, Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education, (978) 318-1540
  • 11 February, 7:00 pm, Bresnahan School, 333 High Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950, Tim Hanke, CubMaster, Pack 21, (978) 462-5745
  • 21 February, 20:00, Climbing Centre Rock Steady, Zanderijweg 12-14, Bussum, Netherlands, tel 079-3230323;
  • 22 February, 19:30, Climbing Centre Ayers Rock, Buytenparklaan 14, Zoetenmeer, Netherlands 035-6925000;
  • 23 February, 7:30 pm, King Edward Hall, High Street, Lindfield, West Sussex, England.
    Next to 'White horse pub' and opposite the village pond. Mike East, 07885402526
    01444 484970
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Lectures 2003 & 2004:

  • 19 November. Alpine Club Northern Lecture Series: Hathersage
  • 27 November, London, Private showing. Henry Dallal
  • 9 December. Focus Fitness, Albuquerque
  • 10 December. Wild Mountain Outftters, Santa Fe
  • 11 December, EMS Denver
  • 12 December. EMS Boulder
  • 14 December, Winter Park, Beaver's Condos
  • 17 December, Lake Oswego
  • 7 January, Seattle, Second Ascent
  • 15 January. Greenspoint Club, Houston
  • 16 January. Continental Reservations Center, Houston
  • 20 January. Appalachian Mountain Club. Boston
  • 21 January. MIT Outing Club, Cambridge
  • 22 January. Wilderness House, Boston
  • 23 January. St Johnsbury Academy, Vermont (3 shows)
  • 26 January Syracuse Carrier Circle, New York
  • 27 January. Suny Oneonta, New York
  • 1 February, Nivon, Rotterdam back to top
  • 3 February Sleaford Mountain Club
  • 5 February Christ's Hospital School, Horsham
  • 9 February. Pipeworks Gym, Sacramento
  • 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, and 25 February for A16, Southern California, with Pemba Doma Sherpa, first Nepalese woman to climb Everest and Survive, and Murari Sharma, trekking expert.
  • England and Wales: 10-20 February, 2003: Central Asia Institute
  • Monday, 10 February, Guildford Mountain Club meeting at "The Boathouse" 8pm
  • Tuesday, 11 February, 2003, Alpine Club, London, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 13 February, Saatchi's, London
  • Sunday, 16 February, 2003, Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon, Wales, 7pm
  • Tuesday, 18 February, Rockhopper Mountain Club, London, at the Bull and Mouth, 8pm
  • Thursday, 20 February, 2003, Taunton Leisure, Bedminster, Bristol, 8pm
  • Colorado and New Mexico: January 23-30, 2003: Anatoli Boukreev Memorial Fund
  • Thursday, January 23, 2003: Colorado Mountain Club, Golden, 7:00pm
  • Friday, January 24, 2003: EMS-Denver, 7:00pm
  • Monday, January 27, 2003, Stone Age Climbing Gym, Albuquerque, 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2003, Focus Fitness, Albuquerque, 7:15pm
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2003, Wild Mountain Outfitters, Santa Fe, 7:30pm
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Lectures 2002:

  • Alpine Club, London
  • Brecon Outdoor Centre, Wales
  • Mountain Community, Portland Oregon
  • EMS, Denver Colorado
  • Seattle, Second Ascent
  • Staehelin Family, Basel
  • Berg Family, Berlin
  • Scheck Family, Stuttgart
  • van der Plas family, Brussels
  • Ericsson Ski Club, Skier's Lodge, La Mege, Franced
  • Ozark, Shanghai
  • Ozark, Beijing
  • Ozark, Chengdu
  • Ozark, Shenzhen
  • Ozark, Lhasa

Do you know of any places anywhere in the world where we might present our exciting presentation during 2010 and 2011? Please get in touch and email: info@SummitClimb.com and info@SummitTrek.com. Thank you very much for all of your kindness and help to the  families and environments of Nepal and Tibet!!! back to top

Please contact us: info@mounteverestfoundation.org

Please send in your feedback about our new website, as we are always trying to improve the charity/non-profit information and wish to say hello to those who visit. Thanks!

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