UHGHF marks ten years of its establishment

Kathmandu, October 23

Um Hong Gil Human Foundation, a non-political and non-religious humanitarian organisation supported by South Korea and registered at Social Welfare Council, celebrated its 10th anniversary today.

The organisation was founded by Um Hong Gil, the first person who successfully climbed 16 mountains of over 8,000 metres high, in South Asia. According to UHGHF, it has constructed and handed over 15 child-friendly, earthquake-resistant and well-equipped schools till now, starting from Pangboche Elementary School in Solukhumbu, in 2010.

More than 6,900 children have been befitting from the schools from mountain to Tarai regions. In order to create more suitable learning environment for the students of remote areas, the organisation has constructed two well-equipped hostel buildings for two schools of Sankhuwasabha and Solukhumbu districts.

For the first time in Nepal, UHGHF has operated smart class in Birethahi Secondary School of Kaski and international tele-teaching technology in Sarvodaya Secondary School of Myagdi. “In addition, 13 teachers were recruited in five different schools which could not afford skilled teachers,” read the press release issued by UHGHF. It has also fixed criteria for constructing schools with spacious classrooms, quality desks and benches, and greenery and safety measures.

“As many as 300 parents, who could not afford to send their children to schools, were provided with goats so that they could provide stationery materials to their children from the income generated through goat rearing,” it stated. After the devastating earthquakes of 2015, UH- GHF had donated amount worth Rs 15.3 million to schools in Dhading, Gorkha and Sindhupalchowk. UH- GHF was awarded on the 38th Social Welfare Day by the Social Welfare Council under the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen for its outstanding services in education sector of Nepal.