Chheji is the daughter of our dear Sherpa friend Ngawang. One of his son’s name is Chhewang. Ngawang began as a sherpa in 2013. In this capacity he is a guide for people going to places such as Everest Base Camp. At that time he did an outstanding job of working with the group. People were moved by his amazing organization skills and consistent attentiveness (even carrying trekkers too weak to walk on his back) PPS supported him in school for English and guide training in the past. He works as a carpenter but it is very hard to make any income even working 12 hour days, 7 days a week, at a distant location for over 3 months at a time. He has two children of his own. In addition he cares for his nieces. His sister died unfortunately in her 30’s.
Government schools are substandard in Nepal. The teachers often are not paid so they don’t show up. There are no supplies and huge class numbers. To get an education it is necessary to go to a private school. That is a five hours walk as there are no roads from Ngawang’s village.
Chheji in 2018 was 12 years old. His son was 6. To make this transition they will need to be tested and basically start her education over as the government school system has done little to prepare her.
The private school only costs about $1000/year.
To support this project any amount is helpful. PPS felt it critical enough to help Ngawang and his children. They have already committed to the project without knowing how to sustain it. He has a third child still waiting for sponsorship.Therefore, especially if you are able to make a yearly or monthly commitment any amount will be helpful.