Tenjen Tamang manages the project in Nepal, searches sponsors and donations.
He also looks for schools and families to place new arriving orphans in Kathmandu
and cares for the elderly people in Parphing. As a porter-
Tenjen was born in 1971 in Kangjim, District Rasuwa, Nepal in a poor family.
As his two sisters he never went to school / One brother and two sisters died as
children, there was no medical treatment available / Working as a child with his
family in farming / Learning numbers and some counting from seasonal workers in the
village / Between the age of 13 to 18 herding cows / From 18 to 25 occasional work
as porter for army and lodge owners. Carrying up to 65 kg (“free” porters are paid
by the weight they carry) / From 25 to 28 Tenjen ran a small, basic guest-
In 1999 at the age of 28 love-
Tenjen has been working for several years as a porter-
In 2006 Tenjen and Nyima took the first orphan into their family…
“Why I like to engage myself in social work?”
“I had no chance to visit a school, although I wanted. I had to work in the fields when I was a small child. In Nepal you have to pay for schools. My family never had the money to do so.”
“When I started working as a porter I came out of my village. I saw many orphans and I always felt very sad seeing their misfortune. Usually they have no chance for education. They are sent for labour to relatives or to whoever takes them.
On the other hand I saw the children from rich families. They have everything from the start. Good education, food, clothing, medical care, all you need. Usually the education in Nepal’s public schools in remote places is bad, so mostly these rich children are visiting private schools in Kathmandu.
These contrasts remind me painfully often of my childhood.”
“I feel the need to do something as long as I can. We have duties in our life. This world will not be changed without us!”
Tenjen was growing up in the Langtang region, so to him this is the most familiar part of the country. It includes Langtang valley, Ganesh Himal, Gosainkunda and Helambu.
Many times he guided trekkers in the Mt. Everest region and round Annapurna.
Tenjen is working on his own. Often his clients are singles or couples looking for individual trekking tours or for so called tea house treks in the more touristic mountain areas.
Hiring him as your guide will bring you much closer to the life and culture of the visited ethnics!
Travelling with Tenjen means having an experienced, responsible and friendly companion at your side.
G.P.O. Box: 26243
Tel: (+977) 974 107 22 50
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