Meet Apa Sherpa

Apa (born Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa; 20 January 1960) nicknamed “Super Sherpa”, is a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer who, jointly with Phurba Tashi, holds the world record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest more times than any other person.
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Help Support Teachers in Thame, Nepal

It is with the teachers that lies the hope of change. The Apa Sherpa Foundation is dedicated to providing an opportunity of education to the children of the world. What better place to start this than in Apa Sherpa’s home village of Thame. One of the ways that the foundation contributes, is through supporting the teacher’s salaries. Because of your generous donations, we are now able to fully support three teachers in the Thame School. We are working towards extending this support to other teachers as well.

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doTERRA Donates to Apa Sherpa Foundation

Poverty often leads to insanitation, infections and diseases, and little education, but the Apa Sherpa Foundation desires to educate people so they can lead healthier lives.

The April 2015 Nepal earthquake caused the school building in Thame, Nepal to come crumbling down. Now, the Apa Sherpa Foundation is working hard to rebuild a new, earthquake-proof school in Thame. The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation was happy to donate funds toward the purchase of building supplies for the soon-to-be reconstructed school. doTERRA’s donation and the Apa Sherpa Foundation’s work will help provide the Nepalese children with greater educational opportunities.

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The inspirational story of Everest record holder goes multimedia

For Immediate Release

Orlando, Fla. November 5, 2015 –– Everest Media Productions and IDEAS, an Orlando-based media and experience design company, have announced a joint venture to bring the story of Apa Sherpa, the world record holder for the most Mt. Everest summits, to multiple media outlets and educational venues across the World.

Proceeds from the effort will be returned to the continued rebuilding of Nepal after a massive earthquake in April killed over 9,000.

Jerry Mika, managing partner at Everest Media Productions commented that, “Apa has inspired many by his record-setting accomplishment of 21 summits, and now it is our honor to team with him and IDEAS to spread his story to a global audience.”

Everest Media Productions and IDEAS have over 50 hours of HD and 360-degree immersive content. Their strategy will encompass the production of audience experiences, including film, documentary television, virtual reality and augmented reality for museums, science centers, and educational programs, as well as children’s features and stories. The story will center on Apa’s life achievements, the Sherpa culture and the changing environment in the Himalayas.

“The project will benefit from the ‘Power of Story,’ delivered by IDEAS and multiplied by the advanced optical systems that we have developed,” said Phil Ruggieri, CEO of IDEAS. “You only have to meet Apa one time, listen carefully to his modest account of his life, and you will realize that the spirit he exudes is the reason we must share his story across the world.”

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Apa and his team have worked the last five years to raise money to assist the Thame School. Now, with the help and support of generous donations, the Apa Sherpa Foundation will be able to expand the legacy already begun by Apa himself.

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