Our aid projects in Nepal
Sherpa School in Dimil, Solokhumbu Nepal
Aktivferien AG, a family business where I grew up and now work, has been supporting the school for over ten years. This school is located in the farthest valley of Solokhumbu, where tourists usually do not go. It doesn’t get any more remote than this! It takes over twelve hours to drive a good car over sheer endless exposed pass roads from Kathmandu. Then it is three days’ walk until you finally reach the small mountain village. At this school it was routine that the most intelligent child became the teacher. The knowledge was very concentrated and never expanded. Aktivferien AG then financed the most inquisitive girl’s studies for teaching in Kathmandu a few years ago. She now teaches according to the latest knowledge and methods in her home village in Dimil. However, the village was hit very hard in the 2015 earthquake. The whole school collapsed. Fortunately, thanks to generous donations, it could be rebuilt just one year later. I was allowed to travel to Dimil with my mother on this occasion. At the latest when you have the whole walk behind you, you realize what a remote world you are now in. From the very beginning of Carina Cashmere, we have actively supported the school. During our visit, I spoke with Jangmu, a little girl. Her desire is to read, she did not lack knowledge, no, in Dimil there are no books! Since then, Carina Cashmere finances the official schoolbooks of Nepal for 80 school children every year. Also we will open the first school library in the whole Himalaya!
Donation account of Aktivferien AG: Note Carina Cashmere
Sherpa Project Taping
PC account 85-237379-5
Active vacations AG
IBAN CH42 0900 0000 8523 7379 5
Gate – Hotel Management School Kathmandu
When I founded Carina Cashmere, I was still studying at the hotel management school in Thun. At that time, I would never have thought that I could combine these two métiers in such a way. In the meantime, the hotel management school in Thun has been appointed by Deza as a partner school of Gate in Kathmandu and I am allowed to assist in an advisory capacity. This is a task that interests me very much and I am happy to contribute my expertise as well as my knowledge of both cultures. For me, Nepali education is one of the most central points. This is the only way we can encourage young people to see future prospects in their own country as well.