Back in 2016, one of DBS’ directors David Clarke hiked the Everest Base Camp Trail in Nepal and raised an incredible £3,400 for Cancer Research. Whilst on the trail, David learned of a Sherpa guide who sadly had died during an avalanche whilst setting our ropes on a mountain trail for climbers. He had left a wife and four children behind.
David was extremely moved by this devastating story and when he returned to the UK, the DBS team agreed they would fund the eldest of the guide’s daughters through college education to ensure she had a bright future. Psang Lamu Sherpa was just about to start nursing college when her father sadly passed away.
Photo: Psang and her family
The DBS team have been eager to know how she has been getting on and we are excited to hear that she is getting on brilliantly.
Photo: Pasang learning how to ride a bike with her brother Karma who is training to be a mountain guide
Pasang decided to go in a slightly different direction and has switched from nursing to accountancy as she realised it was a better fit for her and she is now learning accountancy management whilst working part time at a dental surgery in Kathmandu.
Photo: Psang busy studying
Psang and her family has gone through a lot with the death of their father and before that, an earthquake hitting the area which caused their family home to collapse. We are over the moon that the help DBS could provide is helping Psang to create a great career for herself and we wish her continued success in the future.