Our Mission

“Without an education, we have no choice.” – Apa Sherpa

Apa Sherpa Foundation’s mission is to empower individuals throughout the world to follow the example of Apa Sherpa in overcoming adversity.

Apa Sherpa, Tiger of the Himalaya, was born in poverty and rose to become the greatest climber in the history of Mount Everest. Apa struggled greatly to obtain a modest education in his youth. In his pursuit of education, he worked diligently to provide for his family amidst difficult economic circumstances and today endeavors to provide the opportunities he never had to the next generation.

The Apa Sherpa Foundation seeks to build on Apa’s legacy by laying the foundations of strength, starting with where they live in Apa’s home village in Thame, Nepal, and then outwards from there.

With education and experience, individuals go on to lead strong families, communities and ultimately, nations. The Apa Sherpa Foundation embraces all methods, projects and groups working toward this goal.

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