Tenzing Norgay Sherpa never received a formal education, ensuring that his children received the best possible education was his first priority. When asked why did you climb Mount Everest, Tenzing humbly replied, “so that my children won’t have to”. Unfortunately, many Sherpa families living in foothills of the Himalaya still do not have access to good education, in particular at the University level.
Our current education initiative is the Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Scholarship. We are proud to work with the Yambu Thamichho Kydug, a local non-profit organization with boots on the ground to support Four deserving local students. Two High School students in the Science and Management fields and Two Undergraduate students in Business and Nursing fields.
We are also currently working in partnership with the Himalayan Trust Nepal to financially support four students through High School.
In the past, we have provided financial and in-kind support to many deserving students. Twenty five Sherpa students received full 3 years college scholarship to attend the local Jesuits College or any other college they are admitted into. Four Tibetan Students receive a full three year College scholarship in Darjeeling. Ten students from the 5th to the 12th Grades received full scholarship for their schooling including their room and board at the “Kripasan Buddhist Mission” Darjeeling, home for underprivileged and orphaned children. Additionally, 6 separate educational scholarships have been given to Sherpa students of various grades for school and college to under privileged families. TNSF has funded uniforms and shoes for 50 Tibetan School children from the Sonada, Darjeeling. These children are from poor refugee families.