Irina Shekhets

Memorial Fund


The Memorial Scholarship Fund (ISMSF) was established in memory of Irina Shekhets, who tragically died on August 24, 2010 in a fatal plane crash in Nepal. Irina was a brilliant woman with a bright future; she has achieved unbelievable academic and professional success.

The day of tragedy fell on her 30th Birthday while she was celebrating her Law School Graduation and Bar Exam pass. Irina was an extremely talented and caring person. Aware of her own fortune and blessings, she felt important to help people who needed her most, even sacrificing her own desires for the sake of empowering others. Her natural generosity and bright smile warmed everyone who was blessed to know her.

Our mission is to continue Irina’s support to people, especially people of Nepal. This country will be forever associated with Irina’s name.

More about Irina on Memorial Website

ISMSF and SKY Continue to Work Together

It is a great pleasure to inform that SKY has very successfully completed 7 years of togetherness of families from US, Japan and Nepal. ISMSF is proud to be a partner of SKY in its invaluable efforts; together we have made hundreds of families happy and cheerful with our little touching initiatives in their lives.

Download 2017 Report here

Irina's Memorial Library New Important Role

The old Shikarpur school building was damaged during the big earthquake; therefore the buildings of SKY school and Irina’s Library are turned into main classrooms for students. The new school building is designed as per the modern earthquake resistant method and will be built from solid concrete (see the current building status here). The SKY Foundation together with ISMSF continues the vital support of the local communities


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