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.
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.