About

  • The Project

    Our team consists of four founding members, plus additional volunteers. We work at a grassroots level through local people and networks to ensure donations are put to work where they're most needed. We do this work because we love this sacred valley.

    OUR AIMS

    • To improve healthcare for Tsum residents by operating a health centre in Lamagaun.
    • To advance education for primary school-aged children by sending trained Himalayan teachers into village schools (future project).

    You are part of The Compassion Project too! Check back regularly for photos and updates. We'll show you exactly what your volunteer efforts and donations are achieving.

    (Our ground contact Tenzin Dorje and Lama Pema providing earthquake relief in Tsum. April 30)

  • The Team

    Lopsang Chhiring Lama

    Lopsang Chhiring Lama

    Lopsang was born in Chokang, a village in upper Tsum Valley. He attended a local school up to grade five, then had to move down valley to continue his education. It was a challenging time for him. As a young boy he was living away from his parents and studying in Nepali, not his village dialect.

    Through hard work and with his family's support, he graduated from college and was recruited into the Nepal police. Now, he travels the globe working as vessel security for Norwegian Cruise Lines. He also works as a guide, proudly showing trekkers Tsum's local culture, people, and landscapes. Lopsang is also a skilled photographer, and his images grace the pages of Tsum's only trekking guide:

    Trekking in the Manaslu Region & Tsum Valley

    Jane Marshall

    Jane Marshall

    Jane Marshall is a Canadian travel writer. She traveled to Tsum in 2012 for her book project Back Over the Mountains (Hay House India). That's when she met Lopsang. He guided her through his home valley. She was moved by her experiences there and wanted to give something back, so she began doing local bottle drives at area schools with the help of her children. Now she's thrilled to be working with a Tsum team to deliver much needed healthcare and education.

    Jane learned so much from Tsum--how villagers work as a community to bring in barley harvests, what a dzomo is (a cross-breed of yak and cow used for dairy), and how to drink butter tea.

    You can learn more about her here: seejanewrite.ca.

    Dhawa Tashi

    Dhawa Tashi

    Dhawa Tashi was born in Tsum. At age seven he left his family so he could obtain an education, which meant traveling to the lowlands of Kathmandu. He graduated from Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School, then came to Canada to earn his Business diploma at Humber Business College in Toronto. Dhawa now works at Royal Bank and is our team treasurer.

    Dhawa writes about the gifts and challenges of having to leave his family and culture in the article link below. He now wishes to help bolster education in his home valley so children can stay in their natal villages with family support.

    A Kid's Life Changes

  • Contact

Our team consists of four founding members, plus additional volunteers. We work at a grassroots level through local people and networks to ensure donations are put to work where they're most needed. We do this work because we love this sacred valley.

OUR AIMS

  • To improve healthcare for Tsum residents by operating a health centre in Lamagaun.
  • To advance education for primary school-aged children by sending trained Himalayan teachers into village schools (future project).

You are part of The Compassion Project too! Check back regularly for photos and updates. We'll show you exactly what your volunteer efforts and donations are achieving.

(Our ground contact Tenzin Dorje and Lama Pema providing earthquake relief in Tsum. April 30)

Lopsang Chhiring Lama

Lopsang Chhiring Lama

Lopsang was born in Chokang, a village in upper Tsum Valley. He attended a local school up to grade five, then had to move down valley to continue his education. It was a challenging time for him. As a young boy he was living away from his parents and studying in Nepali, not his village dialect.

Through hard work and with his family's support, he graduated from college and was recruited into the Nepal police. Now, he travels the globe working as vessel security for Norwegian Cruise Lines. He also works as a guide, proudly showing trekkers Tsum's local culture, people, and landscapes. Lopsang is also a skilled photographer, and his images grace the pages of Tsum's only trekking guide:

Trekking in the Manaslu Region & Tsum Valley

Jane Marshall

Jane Marshall

Jane Marshall is a Canadian travel writer. She traveled to Tsum in 2012 for her book project Back Over the Mountains (Hay House India). That's when she met Lopsang. He guided her through his home valley. She was moved by her experiences there and wanted to give something back, so she began doing local bottle drives at area schools with the help of her children. Now she's thrilled to be working with a Tsum team to deliver much needed healthcare and education.

Jane learned so much from Tsum--how villagers work as a community to bring in barley harvests, what a dzomo is (a cross-breed of yak and cow used for dairy), and how to drink butter tea.

You can learn more about her here: seejanewrite.ca.

Dhawa Tashi

Dhawa Tashi

Dhawa Tashi was born in Tsum. At age seven he left his family so he could obtain an education, which meant traveling to the lowlands of Kathmandu. He graduated from Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School, then came to Canada to earn his Business diploma at Humber Business College in Toronto. Dhawa now works at Royal Bank and is our team treasurer.

Dhawa writes about the gifts and challenges of having to leave his family and culture in the article link below. He now wishes to help bolster education in his home valley so children can stay in their natal villages with family support.

A Kid's Life Changes

Contact