Mr. Pasang Sherpa is an inspirational leader, who believes in the power of education. He is a man with humble beginnings, who grew up in a village of 20- 30 households in Makalu, Sankhuwasabha. As he reminisces his school days, his eyes twinkle fondly remembering a time when he was a young boy, hungry for knowledge.
He shares, it was a different era when he had to walk 6-7 days from his village to reach the nearest government school. His grandparents had never seen a school and he was the first generation to have the opportunity to learn.
He remembers, “We were lucky enough to hire a private teacher who had passed 8 th grade, to teach a small group of friends. We made a small shed to study with a group of friends, and there started my literary journey, sitting in rocks to study ka, kha ga, gha (the alphabets). Over time we finally made a small school structure to study, and the Government of Nepal through the Village Panchayat gave us one teacher. This was a big win for us.”