This is a project that was focused on the Nepalese town of Thame, which is located at a distance of three hours on foot from Namche Bazaar. It is the last village of the valley, almost on the border of Tibet, in a very remote and extremely poor area where people live under deficient conditions, receiving very little aid from the Nepalese government or from international organizations.
The only sources of income in Thame are the cultivation of potatoes and the local treks and expeditions, which are scarce because the village is not on the route to the Mount Everest base camp.
This is the second project we carried out, in 2007, together with the Italian climber Seppi Enzio. The goal was to improve the education and the access to schooling of the children in the Thame area, giving them the opportunity of a better future since this the only possible way they have to improve the dreadful conditions of survival which their area offers them.
Mountaineers for Himalayas Foundation collaborated on the improvement and conditioning of the school facilities with a grant of 5,000€.