Empower1 is a 501 (C) 3 registered non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of underprivileged children in Nepal by means of quality education, building of life skills and a supportive environment for them to grow and flourish. Empower1 believes that every single child should be given the opportunity to explore and reach their potential, and be all that they can be.

A brief introduction of Empower1:

Support Empower1:

Upcoming Events:


NY premiere of “Uma” to benefit Empower1:
Screening info:
Date: Friday, July 6th,
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: Hilton Westchester (During ANA-NY 2013)
699 Westchester Ave, Rye Brook, NY, 10573

Date: Sunday, July 14th,
Time: 2:00pm and 5.30pm
Venue: 14 United Nations Ave, Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, NY 11368

Please click here to buy tickets to the NY premiere of “Uma”.

Maya's Lake Placid -IRONMAN Tri
Maya’s IRONMAN Triathlon to benefit Empower1:

In continuing tradition of promoting active and healthy lifestyle, Empower1 is very pleased to announce our partnership with Maya Sherpa in her Lake Placid IRONMAN Triathalon to raise funds for Empower1.

About IRONMAN Triathlon:
IRONMAN Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run, raced in that order and in one day. IRONMAN events have a strict time limit of 17 hours to complete the race. The race begins at 7:00 AM, and there are strict cut-off times to complete each leg of the race (Swim in 2hr 20min, Bike by 5:30PM, and run by midnight).

About Maya Sherpa:
Maya Sherpa, originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, currently resides in New York City, USA. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications from Baruch College, New York and currently works as a National Television Investment Supervisor at OMD, a very successful advertising firm. She is a passionate athlete and leads a very active lifestyle. She enjoys swimming, running and biking and motivates everyone to stay active and healthy.

So far, Maya has completed:
4 Marathons (New York City, Miami, Tennessee and Philadelphia)
2 Half-IRONMAN Triathlons (Syracuse, NY and Rhode Island)
4 Olympic distance New York City Triathlons
10+ Half-Marathons.

To our knowledge, Maya Sherpa will be the first Nepali to attempt IRONMAN Triathlon, which requires rigorous training, great discipline and dedication. If she successfully completes Lake Placid IRONMAN, which we are confident she will, it will be a very proud moment for Nepal and also for Nepalese people all around the world. Maya will have 17 hours to finish the race.

The objective of Maya Sherpa’s IRONMAN Triathlon participation is to raise awareness and funds for Empower1′s causes. Funds raised from this event will go towards Empower1’s new project, “OFF the Streets, ON to Life.” The project aims to provide shelter, healthcare and help rehabilitate street children in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Please click here to donate and support Maya’s cause.

Past Events:

- NY premiere of Nepalese feature film “Visa Girl” to benefit Empower1:
-2 screenings:
Saturday, March 30th, Time: 4pm
Sunday, March 31st, Time: 2pm

Final NY Poster

The objective of the event is to raise funds for Empower1′s causes. Proceeds from the screening of the movie in the US will go towards Empower1’s new project, “OFF the Streets, ON to Life”. The project aims to provide shelter, healthcare and help rehabilitate street children in Kathmandu, Nepal.

[A small fun fact about “Visa Girl”: The movie was recently screened at the Embassy of the US in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 as a part of their recreational Thursday event. The response was so positively overwhelming that the Embassy has scheduled a “Tea and Talk” session with the cast and crews of the movie.]

Please “LIKE” our facebook page @ facebook.com/empower1org for more info regarding Visa Girl US tour and our new project “OFF the streets, ON to Life”

Click Here to purchase tickets to the movie “Visa Girl”.


Ellie’ Philly Marathon to benefit Empower1 (Nov 18. 2012):
Elizabeth Windham (“Ellie”), an active supporter of Empower1 will be running her first marathon on Sunday, November 18 in Philadelphia, PA. She hopes to raise $750 to improve the lives of underprivileged children in Nepal. Click Here to learn more and to donate to her cause.



Run/Walk to empower with Empower1 (May 5th, 2012):

In addition to improving the quality of education, one of Empower1′s objectives is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among children at institutions that Empower1 partners with. To uphold that value, Empower1 organized its 1st annual running/walking event, “Run/Walk To Empower” on May 5, 2012. The participants were able to choose from two courses – a 5K and a 10K. Please see below for more details.

Event:”Run/Walk to Empower”
Courses: 5k or 10k
Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Time: 10AM – 12PM
Location: Central Park, New York

Click here for more information.

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