The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation
The Sir Edmund Hilary Foundation (SEHF) is committed to supporting and empowering the Sherpa people of Nepal, and focuses specifically on education, health and environmental projects in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, in the foothills of Mount Everest.
The SEHF was founded in 1974 by Zeke O’Connor and Sir Edmund Hillary. The two cemented a life-long friendship and partnership in service following a 1973 trip to Nepal, where Zeke was invited to join Sir Edmund on an expedition to Mount Everest Base Camp. Zeke visited Nepal over 40 times in his lifetime, and each time returned with a deeper understanding of the many needs of the Sherpa people and a stronger determination to further the efforts to support worthy projects in the mountain regions of Nepal. Today, the SEHF continues its work supporting and empowering the Sherpa people of Nepal in the areas of education, health and the environment
How It Started
Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation (SEHF) founded by Zeke O'Connor and Sir Edmund Hillary
SEHF receives Canadian Charter, and begins full patronage of Kunde Hospital
SEHF begins Sagarmatha National Park Reforestation Project
First Full SEHF Scholarship Recipient Receives Masters Degree in Forestry
SEHF Medical Scholarship Program Gains Momentum
Women's Literacy Programs Launched in Phaplu and Chhinakpu
Construction Completed on Zeke O'Connor (ZOC) School - First High School Classes Begin
SEHF Supports Earthquake Rebuilding Projects in Solukhumbu
Early Development Grades Added to ZOC School (to Grade 7)
How You Can Help
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