April 25, 2016 Will be One Year Since Devastating Earthquakes in Nepal
April 25th marks one year since the devastating earthquakes in Nepal. The Apa Sherpa Foundation will be in the Himalayas this April to continue their work that they began a year ago, and to expound on their primary focus which has always been education. Their main objectives for this trip will be to select more teachers to sponsor, visit the remote schools to assess the needs of each building, and meet with a local non-profit organization in Thame; Apa Sherpa’s home village. During their trip, they will also be distributing backpacks and hygiene kits to children of Nepal; the backpacks were generously donated by Thule of Sweden.
The A.S.F (Apa Sherpa Foundation) has been working closely with locals in Thame to help rebuild the school that was destroyed during the earthquakes in 2015. With political tensions and fuel shortages this past year, there have been set backs that have delayed most of the building in Nepal. Now that the weather is finally improving in the Khumbu Region, the A.S.F. team is itching to get back and see that their objectives are being met.
In conjunction with Adventure week in the Salt Lake area, the foundation is holding a fundraiser to help with their efforts.
On April 7th from 6:00PM until 9:00PM there will be a meet and greet with Apa Sherpa. It will be located and sponsored by The Bohemian Brewery and Grill in Midvale Utah: 94 East 7200 South. You will be able to meet Apa in a casual setting, where he will share about the occurrences this past year in Nepal, his climbing experiences, and more. There will also be a silent auction with a variety of items to bid on. All proceeds will go towards the A.S.F. efforts in Nepal.