Kathmandu: Popular mountaineer Um Hong-gil founded Um Hong-Gil human foundation has completed its one decade in contributing to quality education.
The South Korean citizen Um Hong is the first mountaineer to scale the summits of 16 peaks above 8000 meters around the world including Nepal.
According to the foundation, several Nepali persons had supported Um and even sacrificed their lives while Um attempted Nepal’s 8 peaks above 8000 meters in the past.
To pay back the sacrifices of these Nepali people captain Um founded Um Hong-gil human foundation in 2008, said a foundation press statement.
The foundation that started construction of Solukhumbu Pongboche primary school in 2010 has by now built 15 child-friendly, earthquake resistant and modern amenities facilitated concrete school buildings and handed over to the local beneficiary communities. 6700 students are studying in these constructed schools said the foundation.
The foundation has built two hostels in Sankhuwsabha and Solukhumbu. The foundation has also established 11 schools with the facilities of modern computers along with an arrangement of teachers as well.
The foundation also plans to launch and implement effective and qualitative education in the next 10 years. The foundation is also working for the establishment of a mountaineering school in Manang, a rescue center in Annapurna base camp and a school in Terathum.
Due to these contributions, the foundation has been awarded a social service honor award on September 17, 2019, Kumar Khadka Bikram bravery award in 2018, Sagarmatha National Honor in 2019, Prakash Dahal honor award in 2019.
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