Butterfly Help Project provides education and hope to children in Nepal
The Butterfly Help Project, created by Norbu Sherpa and Andrea Sherpa-Zimmerman of Wild Yak Expeditions, helps families of sherpas who have lost their lives in the Himalayan mountains and offers their children access to education. Andrea Sherpa-Zimmermann from Switzerland and Norbu Sherpa, who has successfully climbed Mt. Everest seven times and has earned the title of Sirdar, met in 2011 when Andrea attempted to summit Cho Oyu with Norbu leading the way. With Wild Yak Expeditions, Norbu and Andrea not only want to make the dreams of mountaineers and adventurous travellers come true; they also want to give something back to Nepal’s people, who may not have the same chances in life. They believe that the key to everything is education, which is why Andrea and Norbu founded the Butterfly Help Project.
Ten percent of the earnings from the sales of these NEVEREST timepieces will be donated to the Butterfly Help Project. NORQAIN shares this belief and has committed to sending 50 children to school in 2021 and supporting them in the coming years. With earnings from the sales of NEVEREST watches, the independent brand will support more children in need through The Butterfly Help Project. The financial aid they receive through the sales of NEVEREST watches will pay for school fees, classroom material, books, uniforms, athletic equipment, as well as a hostel that will enable children from low-income families who live far away from school to stay in a comfortable “home away from home” during the week.
The inspiration for these watches as well as their name comes from our never-resting spirit to conquer the highest peaks of the watch industry and the pinnacle of mountaineering glory, Mount Everest.
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