Donate now to the Himalayan Trust, every contribution will help bring better education, safe water and better healthcare to remote villages in the Everest region, and will help communities rebuild following the devastating earthquakes in 2015.
In 1961, Sir Ed built a school in the village of Khumjung in response to a request from his Sherpa friends and over the years went on to build an additional 27. Today, the Himalayan Trust continues to give young people new opportunities through education. It is working to rebuild over 150 seismic-resistant classrooms at schools that were damaged during the devastating 2015 earthquakes, so that children are able to continue their education in a safe environment. It is providing teaching resources and equipment, training for teachers and scholarships for local schoolchildren.
Sir Ed built Kunde Hospital, the first hospital in the Everest region, in 1966 and provided the first modern health care service with remarkable results. The hospital was run by volunteer doctors from New Zealand for many years, but is now run by an experienced team of Nepali medics, who all began their education at schools built by the Himalayan Trust. Today the Himalayan Trust continues to work to improve the health and well-being of people in remote mountain villages, by helping them to access medical care and invest in safe drinking water.