Mr. Kazi Sherpa is a teacher, educator and a social
worker. Throughout his life, he has tirelessly strived to improve the
educational and social wellbeing of people in the Solukhumbu region.
Kazi Sherpa was born in Darjeeling, India on October 8, 1948. Upon completing
his schooling from St. Alphonsus' High School in Darjeeling in 1965,
he moved to Solukhumbu, Nepal where has been living and working ever
Kazi Sherpa earned an M.A.
in English Language in Literary Studies from Nottingham University,
UK in 1994. Kazi Sherpa received his B.A. and B.Ed from Tribhuwan University,
Nepal in 1980. Still in his teens, Kazi Sherpa began teaching at Khumjung
Primary School, Solu Khumbu, Nepal 1967, and thus embarked on a career
path that he continues to embrace today.
As School Supervisor of
the Himalayan Trust Schools in Solukhumbu from 1971 to 1975, Kazi Sherpa
supervised more than 25 primary schools founded and run by Sir Edmund
Hillary in addition to helping build school buildings, hostels and clinics.
From 1975 to 2002, he was the Headmaster of Junbesi Secondary School,
Solukhumbu, where he taught Nepali, English and Social Studies to the
higher secondary level and Mathematics and Physical Education to the
lower secondary level students. He upgraded the school from primary
to junior high school in 1972 and then to high school in 1983. During
this period, he played an active role in uplifting the standard of the
education system in Solukhumbu district.
Kazi Sherpa's community
service activities are equally impressive. Some of them include the
• Chairman for an NGO – Himalayan
Community Development Organization (HCDO). It is conducting a Co-operative
Trekking Program with the help of Himalayan Project Nepal (HEPRON),
an NGO registered in Denmark. Besides that HCDO has been providing scholarships
for more than 35 financially weak students for their High School and
College education. (2003-2005)
• Project In-charge and Coordinator for Sherpa Architecture
Restoration Program, Junbesi, and SoluKhumbu. ( 2000/2002)
• Founding member of the Co-operative Banking and Co-operative
Store in Junbesi .The banking program was initiated from a 5-member
team and now has over 100 members and is running successfully. (1996/2002)
• Worked as General Secretary for the Junbesi Public Library
(established in 1990), sponsored by Dr Antonio Neubauer, USA. (1990/1998)
• Founding member and General Secretary for the Himalayan
Conservation Foundation (HCF), an NGO based in Junbesi established in
• General Secretary for the Himalayan Sherpa Buddhist School,
Phugmoche, SoluKhumbu (established in 1991) for 5 years since its establishment.
• Established the first Himalayan Trust Health Clinic at
Junbesi in February 1971 where he provided voluntary service for the
following eight years.