Since 1998, Nepalhilfe Starnberg e.V. has been supporting the local people. Now the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary and has invited Tashi Tenzing, grandson of the first climber of Mount Everest, Tenzing Norgay, for June 14th.
Starnberg – 25 years ago, the cabaret artist André Hartmann founded Nepalhilfe Starnberg. This means that the organization has an anniversary this year and is celebrating it: Tashi Tenzing, the grandson of the first climber of Mount Everest, Tenzing Norgay, is coming to Starnberg with his wife Bandi Nima Sherpa for the 70th anniversary of the first ascent of the highest mountain on earth on Wednesday, June 14, and will report on the current situation in Nepal in the widescreen cinema. On this occasion, Nicolai Baehr, a member of Nepalhilfe, will show his documentary film "After Rain Comes Sun", which he shot in 2016 during a visit to Nepal on the occasion of the opening of the rebuilt school, and which gives a great impression of the aid projects supported by Nepalhilfe Starnberg e.V., according to a press release.
Baehr himself has been to Nepal half a dozen times and is an avid mountaineer. It was there that he met Bandi Nima. "When the terrible earthquake occurred in 2015, Tashi Tenzing and his local aid organization Nepal Green Tara Foundation (NGTF) campaigned to build a school in this devastated area. Nepalhilfe Starnberg supported him with donations." A year later, a small group of the organization, which now has around 50 members, traveled to Asia to see the school that had been built. "I just kept my camera on it to show the members here in Starnberg what was done on site with the donations." In the meantime, the newly built town centre has developed around the school. "Our next project is to build an infirmary," says Baehr. The village is so remote that the nearest hospital is a day's walk away.
But the school, which was built in 2015 after the earthquake, is not the first educational institution that Nepalhilfe has created. With the help of the association, André Hartmann built a school in Kathmandu at the time of its foundation to enable children from less well-off families to receive an education. The school's operations, such as rent, teachers' salaries and teaching materials, are secured by membership fees and donations, according to the press release. This school was not a victim of the earthquake that killed around 9000 people.
The event on 14 June is supported by the Rotary Club of Starnberg and the Lions Club of Starnberg. It starts at 19.30 pm. Admission is free, donations are requested. Further information on Nepalhilfe can be found at www.nepalhilfe-starnberg.de.