Our relationship with the Himalayan Trust was forged by founding GCF Honorary Director, Sir Edmund Hillary in 1993, who with Tenzing Norgay were the first to summit Mount Everest. The Trust is dedicated to long-term solutions to the problems that confront the Sherpa people. Our early support helped fund a novel teacher training program for primary school teachers, construction of a training center, curriculum design projects and teacher recruitment. After the devastation of the 2015 earthquake, we provided funding to help rebuild schools, toilets and pipelines accessing clean water. It remains one of our earliest and most enduring partnerships is with the Himalayan Trust Nepal.