We exist to support poor children from the Mahakulung region of eastern Nepal who have lost their parents to the Everest tourism industry. Every year, countless people die while working on the slopes of the world’s highest peak as porters to enable some 45,000 tourists to visit the region annually.
More often than not, these lives are forgotten. More often than not, their children get lost in Nepal’s state of poverty. These children are our priority.
We also work to promote the local tourism industry and protect the local environment by collaborating with the like minded national and international organizations to bring positive, sustainable and equitable growth to the region and the livelihood of the Mahakulung community.
Rai comes from the Everest Himalayas. She has earned a MBA in Business Administration from TU. She served as Finance Officer in different reputed institutions here in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Its our pride to have her as Treasurer in EMF team. Nishika has extensive knowledge in financial management.
As a native of Chheskam, Labindra has always had a passion for working with youth in his community. Labindra worked in different local and regional level NGOs being in different posts. His commitment and connection to the Mahakulung people continues to motivate him each day. He attended numbers of training, seminars, meetings and conferences about rights of children and marginalized people. He also deeply interested in writing poems. essays and stories to make aware voiceless people.
Indra is a well known social activist in the country. He has an experience for more than 4 decades working in different widely known institutions. Also he wrote some books about the fundamental rights of backward and marginalized communities. Currently he is doing his PhD from Singhania University, India on “Rural Development”.
Sankalpa kirati, Member
Yoga Teacher & Author
Leah is the owner of The Yoga Collective Terrigal on the Central Coast of NSW in Australia. She is a human rights activist, a passionate writer and storyteller, and a devout yoga student and teacher. Through Leah’s many years of advocacy work, she has discovered a profound truth: Yoga and social justice are one and the same. Yoga teaches us to live and speak our truth (Satya), to collaborate with community (Sangha) and to be of service to others (Seva). Yoga is a vehicle for the ethical and sustainable changes we seek. The Collective is an initiative of Leah’s social enterprise Freethinker Co, which offers workshops and events to connect people to community. Collaborating with EMF with yoga retreats is an opportunity to support children in need from the Mahakulung region while taking the teachings of yoga off the mat and into the world.
Chandra is a well-known social development personality having academic background of MBA specialized in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relation. He has the experience of an Executive Director (Head of the Management) for about 3 years in the Strategic Partnership Program run by NGO Federation of Nepalese Indigenous Nationalities (NGO-FONIN) jointly supported by the developing partners DanidaHUGOU and Department For International Development (DFID). He worked as a Project Administrator for 5 years in the Community Literacy Project Nepal (CLPN) managed by UK based British Teacher(CBT). He also worked as a Finance Officer for 7 years in the Trail Bridge Building Program(TBBP) funded by Netherlands Development Organization (SNV)-Nepal.
Scientist, Global Educationist & Author
Roy has dedicated the past 30 years of his life to the better development of children. As a scientist, he developed a new theory of intelligence called “The Brain Environment Complex,” which explains how student learning and so ability in school can be understood through an entirely new paradigm. His work is revolutionizing the school process globally, to which he now travels continually training educationalists, educating parents and assisting child welfare organisations. Roy has created a revolutionary online teacher training program that is gaining world acclaim, and is an expert in Feuerstein’s Conductive Development System, Petro’s Conductive Education for disabled children and a qualified teacher to Deaf and Blind children. He has written seven books, said by professors of education around the world to be some of the best books written about school, society and learning. In 2018, Roy spent five months in Nepal and has returned in 2019, to continue his efforts in developing better school operations throughout the country.