We think you might like to know about a project that's very important to us
Hile' is a small Sherpa village in the Solu-Khumbu (Everest) region of Nepal. A very good friend of ours, Sherku Sherpa, was raised there. Because he has seen how important education is, in effecting positive change, Sherku has developed a project to build a grade school in Hile. He hopes the project will also eventually provide the possibility for further education (high school) for the young people of this place.
We've seen Sherku's village, and we've met his family and the children of his village. The seed that will be started, by providing better education for these people, will grow to solve many of the most basic difficulties. A lack of certain knowledge can have great consequences, knowledge that we, in our culture, might easily take for granted, perhaps about sanitation, or basic first aid.
So, in order to raise funds, we've had two shows, with slides and photographs, paintings, food, clothing and other artifacts, and talk of this fascinating people. We hope to be able to continue helping with this project in the coming years, with funding for supplies and other needs, and hopefully further education for high school aged children.
Update: Since the maoist uprising in Nepal caused so much difficulty in getting