Published Date :23 Sep, 2021
Climbing Island Peak to raise education funds for poor children
Mr. Krishna Man Shrestha is planning to climb Island Peak in Spring 2022. Imja Tse (Island Peak) 6165m is one of the most popular climbing peaks located in the Everest region. Island Peak was the warm-up peak used by Hillary and Tenzing before their historic feat on Mt. Everest in 1953. Mr. Shrestha is undertaking this climbing for a humanitarian cause: to provide education expenses for 18 orphaned and destitute children of the Dhading district. The fund raised from this climbing will be directly spent on the education of 11 girls and 7 boys, aged 13 to 18. They belong to Kathmandu and remote villages in the Dhading district of Nepal. The fund will cover the school fees for two years to six-year.
These children are of various ethnic groups and some of them are identified as untouchable castes. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a very negative and debilitating impact on the financial condition of the children's families. They are now even struggling to manage two meals a day let alone send their children to schools which obviously cost extra money. Their parents are farmers and have no other source of income and some of them lost parents in the pandemic.
We request all our friends and well-wishers to extend their helping hand to raise the necessary funds to make this noble cause successful. Whatever contribution you make, however big or small, will be vitally significant to support these poor children and secure their future.
Help make a difference by supporting Krishna Man Shrestha to raise funds to help the poor community as he attempts to climb Island Peak in April 2022.