Sponsorship Program

Nepal is a developing country, which has developed significantly during the past decades. Though, many areas of the nation are still at a very low standard of living. 30-35% of the population (approximately 30 million people) still lives below the poverty line. Such poverty stops many schoolchildren from going to school and forces them into labor worked simply to be able to provide their families with subsistence level income. School fees are often low but children have to pay for many other expenses, such as uniforms, contribution to school infrastructure, food and transportations. A variety of scholarship packages with a value of $30 per month to $150 per month will be awarded to poor students in rural Nepal to continue their studies. The amounts specified will be used to cover school expenses (tuition fee and school supplies) for one student for one month. A portion of this will be invested in an income-generating activity for his/her family to improve the family’s livelihood. You can spend a few dollars from you pocket each month for a specific time period to help underprivileged and deserving children attain quality education. Some details about your contribution are as listed below:

Who the beneficiaries are:

  • Children from families that are living in extreme poverty, orphans, divorced parents or have parents with serious illness/disability.
  • Sherpa Children’s who lost their parents during climbing Everest or any others mountains.
  • Students that are not getting donations, scholarship or regular support from any other company or individual
  • Children directly affected by the armed conflict.
  • Students that have the desire and commitment to learn
  • Children who show potential not only in academics but also in extracurricular activities.

How we nominate the children for sponsorship?

The MST team will design a list of likely candidates after visiting rural villages and seeking underprivileged and hardworking students. To begin with, schools can recommend children who are most in need of help. Once nominated, our local representative will visit with their teacher and principal then their family to understand the situation. Once the report is completed, Mountain Sherpa Foundation will review to confirm the students meet certain conditions in order to be funded.

Where your contribution goes?

Investing in children is investing in the future. You have the willpower to make a difference in the lives of the poor by supporting this project with your donation. Depending upon the type of sponsorship you choose, your contribution goes to pay the child’s tuition fees, meals and accommodation, stationery items, regular health check-ups, etc.

How long do I sponsor a child for?

Child sponsorship is the best cost-effective way to end child poverty. It not simply addresses a child’s urgent material needs. It also builds self-respect and self-confidence. You can support a child right through their education from primary, secondary and high school. We also offer sponsors the opportunity to sponsor students throughout University studies. These can be organized on a case-by-case basis. If you need to end your sponsorship unexpectedly, why not ask a friend or family member if they would like to take over so that your sponsored child is guarantee an ongoing education.

Sponsorship Types

Platinum sponsorship

Platinum child sponsorship helps children the opportunity to study in a private English-medium school in an urban area. When you choose the Platinum Child Sponsorship package, your US$150-$ 200 donation per child per months will covers tuition fees, meals, hostel accommodation, uniform, regular health check-ups, etc. Children who are talented and stand out from the rest are chosen in this category.

Gold Sponsorship

When you choose our Gold sponsorship program, your $40 to $70 donation will helps poor parents child to study in an English-medium school in a metropolitan area, but does not include accommodation and meals. The monthly donation of USD 40 to USD 70 can pay tuition fees, buying uniform and regular health check-up. This sponsorship requires that the child have a relative in an urban area. Where he or she can stay and study.

Silver Sponsorship

Our Silver sponsorship program in Nepal allows poor parents to enroll their children in government school in the village. However, the education delivered in government schools cannot always compete with that in private schools. When you choose the Silver Sponsorship program, your $20-$30 donation will sufficiently covers the tuition, stationery and uniform at state-run school in the village.