In December 2010, I along with my family went trekking to Annapurna Region when we came across Mr Shiba Rijal, Founder and Managing Director of Life Himalaya Trekking P. LTD, a wonderful tour organizer, he arranged everything we needed during our trek, and had won our hearts.

After the trek, we kept in touch via email. The second time I saw him was on December 20, 2011, and we went on the Langtang Tamang Heritage Trekking tour together.

Welcome to GHCF
Welcome to GHCF

On the way, we happened to learn about schools and health-posts supported by foreigners. I also felt interested in supporting them, and I talked to Mr Rijal about my interest. As he agreed to take us to show Satyadevi village where he was born, raised and received school education, it is a a very remote village.

We stayed there for a week. During our stay, we discussed with Shiba’s family and his local villagers.

The crowd came to a decision of opening an organization; we named it “Ganesh Himal Community Foundation.” My wife, Melinda Wilson, and I immediately handed over $2000.00 to the school headmaster and the SMC members for “Computer Teaching.” We had given them words of continuous “help” and “support” in the future as well.

David, Melinda,Taylor & McKenzie Wilson