Little Sherpa Scotland works to provide quality, long-term solutions for Sherpa communities in Phortse.
Following the devastation of the 2015 earthquake, we have supported numerous rebuilding projects in Phortse for homes, the nursery school, Monastery, Stupa and watermill.
In 2019 we completed the rebuilding of the health clinic providing local families with access to full time nursing care, medicines and visiting doctors.
Future projects include ambitious plans to provide every home with running water and sanitation.
Building work is due to start soon on a new primary school in Phortse.Originally built by Sir Edmund Hillary, the school was very badly damaged by the 2015 earthquakes. We are working hard to complete the project before winter approaches. If you can help with a small donation this would be very much appreciated.
Providing grants and bursaries for young people to learn and develop skills for the future.
For those at the local Primary School we provide computers, books and other essential materials as well as employing a specialist Sherpa teacher to ensure that Sherpa culture is kept alive through music, language, dance and religion..
We provide bursary support for Secondary school children to attend and stay at The Sir Edmund Hillary School in neighbouring Kumjung.
We support opportunities for further study at the University in Kathmandu enabling young people to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to reinvest in their local communities.
Prior to rebuilding the local Health Clinic, villagers had to make a six hour round trip on foot to access the nearest facility.
Supported by Durham (England) Rotary Club, our earthquake resistant clinic provides a range of healthcare services with a waiting room and separate treatment room.
This modern facility has transformed the delivery of medical services for everyone in the community with local access to nurses, doctors and medicines.
We provided materials for temporary shelters, clothing and food in the immediate aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes, and the most vulnerable people in the community continue to need support.
There continues to be a high demand for good quality warm clothing particularly for the young and elderly who are most in need.
We partner with a local Tea House to provide a daily drop in service for elderly people where they can take hot meal and meet together. For those that are unable to attend we ensure the hot meal is taken to them.
The Sherpa people are a distinct indigenous group with a rich heritage and culture. Preserving local traditions and the way of life is a key priority for those that live in the Khumbu - the Sherpa homeland.
Our film - Sherpas Speak - provides a voice for their concerns as many feel their traditional way of life is under threat.
By sharing stories and experiences of those living and working in the area our aim is to inform, educate and inspire the wider world about this most famous mountain people in a way that sustains their way of life in the modern world.
The film and soundtrack are available to download with all profits going directly to help our work.
Fundraising remains an essential part of our work. We visit schools and clubs delivering presentations on our work and our supporters help by selling goods, and running a range of community based fundraising events.
Corporate fundraising continues to be a key activity with talks at major events and exhibitions across the globe.