Where we started
On April 7, 2010, Jean-Noël Marty, mountaineering guide, dies in an avalanche. A few months earlier he had made a trip to Nepal. He had come with the idea to financially and emotionally support the young Ngawang in her desire to become a doctor. To make her project a reality, family and friends have taken over, creating the association “Support for projects of young Nepalis – Association Jean-Noël MARTY” in 2011.
A few months after Jean-Noel’s death, we managed to get in touch with Ngawang. She’s married and has a daughter, Tsering. In view of her family’s situation, the association decides to help Tsering, when she gets in the age to start school. In the mean time, we decide to help other children.
Our first contacts with Nepal were initiated by the association “Montagne et Partage” (Mountain and sharing) which Ludovic CHALLEAT presented to us. This association has already a well developed local network, particularly with the presence of an official correspondent in Nepal: Pemba Sherpa.
Map of Nepal with location of the Langtang area, where we help children
Composition of the Association
Vice Chair: Amélie MARTY
Treasurer: Nicole MARTY
Secretary: Frédérique BIHLER