The deadly 2015 earthquake rocked Nepal and left devastation in its wake. With our staff in Nepal, we decided to set up the Goli Village Trust to raise funds to help the village where most of our staff come from. We ran an event in Vail Colorado with local musicians along with donations we built our first school in Nepal.
Thanks to all the people who donated to the first school we built in Nepal because this helped us finish the second school. We also have to thank our staff who helped built both schools. While the pandemic rages they are trading leading treks and climbs to help build this school in Goli. You can donate and help us continue our work in Nepal. You can also donate to our staff in this challenging time.
Where is Goli Village
Goli village is positioned in the lower Khumbu about 109km east of Kathmandu. The lower Khumbu is the region below Mount Everest where the Sherpa people dwell. The new school is in Shree, Chandeshwari Basi School is located in Meski, Likhupike 02, Solukhumbhu. For those who know the Everest region, Goli sits about 40km south west below Lukla. As you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla you can see Pikey Peak 4,065m/ 13,335 feet. Goli village sits in the foothills below this beautiful region of Nepal. Trek here. The Goli village trust successfully rebuilt the school with four class rooms, two toilets and water supply with the help of funds raised by Matthew G. Palise and Ian Taylor Trekking in 2021 January.
Why Built Schools
We believe education is the key to success. After climbing Mount Everest in 2008 we build the Mount Everest Primary school in Uganda with Fields of Life. Education can help young have a better appreciation for the world around them and grow up respecting themselves and others. Previously there was no water supply or toilets in the school and so we brought a water supply from a pond located 4.5 km above the school and provided 1 drum to store the water. This has helped to clean up the local environment and provide a supply, that benefits some of the local villagers as they don’t have to walk so far to collect water.
The school was built using an interlocking block technology which is strong and earthquake resistant, with large UVPC windows. The local community are happy that their children are being taught in a safer, brighter and more cheerful environment and more conducive for learning.
The Official Hand Over
Dawa and Kay Sherpa recently visited the Goli. In traditional style the school was blessed and handed over the local community to manage and maintain into the future. I have known Dawa for over a decade and we have trekked and worked together for many years. Dawa and is wife Kay who head up our office in Kathmandu and are passionate about helping and developing the community of Goli. We hope to support them in their efforts on the ground into the future.
Visit Goli Village in Nepal
If you would like to trek to Pikey Peak and Goli village to visit the schools we have built then contact us today. Trekking in this remote region will give you a real feel for local culture and the people in this region of Nepal. Maybe you can help build the next school in Nepal.