In 2010, the World Economic Forum in Cologny/Geneva Switzerland became the first Patron of the Education for Orphans of Nepal charity. Due to the +15 year relationship of MatterhornNepal-GuideSource Treks & Expeditions’ guiding outdoor activities for the Forum, the Founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab, expressed interest in supporting the EON Charity’s work. Prof Schwab has been promoting education on a global scale for many years, and has invested a great deal of time, interest and funding toward fostering that commitment. When Prof Schwab learned of the efforts in Nepal by the MNGS co-owners, he became the first Patron of EON as it was established as a legal entity.
Following a unanimous vote by the EON Board of Directors, on September 15th in Geneva Switzerland, The World Economic Forum received the EON Charity’s award entitled the ‘Certificate of Recognition’ for its continued patronage and support. When the charity was formed only seven children were funded, but today, through the support of organisations like the Forum and individuals like Prof Schwab, EON now supports the living and educational expenses of more than 25 Sherpa orphans.
Prof Klaus Schwab Exectuive Chairman,
World Economic Forum –
Roger Fleming, EON Board Chair.
The EON Charity, Board, supporters and EON children wish to thank Professor Schwab and the Forum, for serving as examples in the business community of commitment to social responsibility.
Roger Weber, CEO and owner of Weber Office Solution AG.
For almost 20 Years, Roger Weber and his company have been importing and selling software for the office furniture and furnishing industry. The company currently employs four people and is located in Gossau, near St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Roger Weber is 44 years old, married and has two children. His free time is spent with his family, on a bicycle or the mountains. After his long-term stay in the USA (Boston), Roger graduated in as a Sales & Marketing Director), and started his own business.
With Matterhorn Treks & Expeditions, he traveled to Nepal in 2013, where he got to know the country and its people. While trekking around Manaslu he saw mountains as high as 8’000 meters in altitude for the first time in his life. He found the experience astonishing and left him with a magical attraction towards these mountains ever since.
During his time in Nepal, Roger Weber got to meet Ang Kami Sherpa and his brother Ang Gara Sherpa.
Each year Weber Office Solution AG donates to a charitable organization as part of a solidarity contribution. In 2014 the company decided to support the EON Charity after Ang Kami Sherpa introduced Roger to the charity’s activities and values.
With these actions Roger Weber would like to say thank you to the people of Nepal, while providing the opportunity of education to as many orphans as possible.
The EON Charity, Board, supporters and EON children wish to thank you for your great Support.