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American Himalayan Foundation

Educating Girls to Stop Girl Trafficking in Nepal

Jesse Seaver | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

Every year, around 20,000 girls are taken from their homes in Nepal and transported to India and the Middle East to work as slaves. It is estimated that 12,000 to 15,000 end up as prostitutes in Indian brothels. 

Sir Edmund Hillary Built His First Sherpa School 50 Years Ago; Now There Are 63

James M. Clash | Posted 08.01.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

This week not only marks the 58th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's first ascent of Everest, but the 50th anniversary of the Khumjung School, the first of many educational institutions Hillary built for the Sherpa people.