Advisory Committee

Jimmy Lama 
Kathmandu, Nepal

Jimmy Lama is from Helambu Rural Municipality where he grew up and was educated up to his secondary level education before moving to Kathmandu to complete his higher education. He has ever since maintained very strong links to the region through various initiatives in social causes. He earned a BA in Business Management from Tribhuvan University, going on to receive an MA in International Development from the University of Sussex, England. He has travelled extensively throughout North America, Europe, South-East Asia and Australia. Jimmy won several competitions and scholarships to attend international training programmes and world-class courses. Before setting up HELP, Jimmy assisted with the construction of a school in his native village in Helambu, which fostered his interest in improving government schools. In 2008, Jimmy worked in the UK at Mondo Challenge Foundation where he fine tuned various organizational and fundraising skills. He then took up the job as the charity’s Nepal Country Director. This allowed him to found HELP the following year. In his recent most experience, he has the first-hand experience of rebuilding 14 schools destroyed by the earthquake in Sindhupalchowk district to do which he worked with tens of mid-scale international organizations and companies to raised and manage the income of over USD 2 million. 

Karma Phuntsho
Thimpu, Bhutan

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