Help us meet our goal of raising $50,000

Sunday, October 04, 2009

24 days until the annual Beats for Books fundraiser!

24 days until annual Beats 4 Books fundraiser!

10/4/2009 12:00:00 AM

24 days until the annual Girls Education International Beats 4 Books fundraiser. Sponsors continue to sign on. Thanks to Sherpas restaurant in Boulder for providing appetizers!

Sherpas was started by Nepali Pemba Sherpa, who grew up in the Everest region. As a child, Pemba lived without the modern-day conveniences of electricity, plumbing, running water or roads. At 16, he began working in the Himalayan tourism industry, as a professional mountain guide. After several years of full time guiding, he developed a curiosity for the West, which he finally satisfied with a visit to the United States in 1991. After seeing the mountains of Colorado, Pemba found his home away from home and has lived here ever since. In an effort to reestablish contact with his home country, he started an adventure guiding company, Sherpa Ascent International (SAI). Since 1991, Pemba has returned to Nepal for trekking, climbing (he has been to 20,000 ft + over 25 times), and volunteer service over 20 times. He has had the pleasure of guiding over 400 visitors in his beloved "Himalayan Kingdom". Pemba avidly supports the building of schools, bridges, setting up medical clinics, and giving of scholarships to better the lives of Sherpa children.For more information on Pemba and the restaurant, please visit their website.

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