Nimdoma Sherpa of Nepal is breaking glass ceilings at the top of the world. In 2008 at the age of 17, she was the first World Food Programme (WFP) school meals recipient to reach the top of the tallest peak in the world, Mount Everest in the Himilayas.
Her inspirational ascent began when a WFP school meals program gave Nimdoma, then just five years old, the chance to go to school. At first, Nimdoma’s parents sent her to school so she would have a nutritious meal each day. But sitting in the classroom, the young girl’s dreams for herself quickly grew.
Today, Nimdoma is helping lead the first all-female mountaineer team, Seven Summits Women, whose mission is to scale the highest summit on each of the seven continents. The sky’s the limit for these young women.
Read Christine Horansky’s article on Nimdoma at The Huffington Post.