Irina

Irina Shekhets

Memorial Fund

News and Events

01/22/2018

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

01/18/2018

Zero Project Conference 2018
Dorji Tsering SHERPA, SKY Founder is invited to Zero Project Conference 2018, that will take place in the United Nations Office/Vienna International Centre in February 2018, Austria. The Zero Project supports decision-makers and opinion leaders in their efforts to implement the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) worldwide. This year 371 innovative solutions concerning Accessibility were nominated by the Zero Project’s network of experts from around the world. Out of these, over 70 Innovative Practices and Policies will be selected as the most outstanding and are to be presented at the conference. We will inform you about the conference results after Dorji returning.

01/08/2018

The Chorten Monument renewed
The Chorten Monument (Stupa) in Shikarpur village renovation is finished. After many years SKY Chorten gets a new look.
see the picture here

12/30/2017

BRIEF DETAILS OF WORK ACCOMPLISHED IN THE YEAR 2017. It is a great pleasure to inform that SKY have 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

08/19/2017

In memory of Irina, Sarah, Yoki, Kendra and other victims of that tragic flight ISMSF is going to concentrate on operating with SKY foundation to help people in need. Irina always helped people and we are glad to continue this tradition together with SKY. One of our priority projects is construction of new pre-primary school building for 5-6 year old children who otherwise are unable to attend any classes (the closest school is in 2-hours away from their village). This building will be an addition to the new school and Irina Shekhets Memorial Library in Shirkarpur village that was built by SKY and ISMSF in previous years. Here you can see the new school location and local villagers, who are looking forward to have first pre-primary classes for their children. The full list of projects can be seen in the attached SKY document “Brief details of work in progress and planned for the year 2017/2018”

02/15/2017

ISMSF and SKY foundation intensly discussed ways to work together in order to help people in need.

08/28/2015

We want to thank all the people who made donations through the www.ismsf.org to help people of Nepal suffered from earthquake. Your donations were used to buy food, water, clothes and other supplies vital for survive

05/10/2015

The village of Shirkarpur experienced some structural damages during the earthquake, but fortunately Irina's Library has survived.

04/25/2015

Severe earthquake struck near the city of Kathmandu in central Nepal on April 25, 2015. About 9,000 people were killed, many thousands more were injured, and more than 600,000 structures in Kathmandu and other nearby towns were either damaged or destroyed.

12/12/2014

Irina's Memorial Library has been opened in Shirkarpur, Nepal.

02/24/2012

Irina Shekhets Memorial Scholarship Fund website has been completely renovated.
Please check the new look and send your comments and suggestions to IrinaSMSF@gmail.com


10/26/2011
ZoombaZUMBATHON-2 was as successful as the first one!

Second Zumbathon took place last Sunday, October 23. It helped to reach the goal: after this event it became possible to set the first Scholarship award for year 2012. The Scholarship Application and selection criteria will be published on this site by the end of this year.
Irina would be proud!
Memorial Scholarship Fund together with Fair Lawn ambulance will continue these kind of events.
Zumbathon-2 charity event pictures


10/05/2011
ZUMBATHON-2 Final Announcement

Today we are glad to announce that Zumbathon-2 is scheduled for Sunday, October 23rd, 2011, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (please be aware that the date has been changed since our last announcement).
We are looking forward to see you and as many friends as you can bring along - for a fun, exciting Zumba fitness dance party.
All you need is a smile and a pair of sneackers!
Zumbathon-2 poster


10/05/2011
CampIrina's Life and Times Memorial Camp

The 2011 Irina's Life and Times Memorial Camping event took place in the "Orfey" resort on weekend of September 30th.
There were 50 attendees from all generations - Irina's friends, her family and family friends.
It was a great time to remember Irina, see her pictures and videos that keep memory of the unique moments of her impressive life.
Here are some pictures from this event:
2011 Memorial Camp pictures


08/15/2011

Currently we are in the process of planning new charity events.
One of them will be annual memorial camping event, which is planned for August-September.
Any thoughts, suggestions, ideas are highly appreciated.
Please email to irinasmsf@gmail.com


08/12/2011
ZUMBATHON-2 Final Announcement

Today we are glad to announce that Zumbathon-2 is planned for Sunday, October 16th, 2011 and we hope that it will be even more fun and success. Giveaways and ruffle tickets.
Zumbathon-2 poster


08/10/2011
2011 Memorial Camp

Almost a year has passed, and now we're going to meet again to remember and
celebrate Irisha's Life and Times...
The upcoming Irina's Memorial Camping is set for weekend of Sept. 30th - Oct. 2nd, 2011.
The main event is planned for Saturday afternoon and night.
We already have commitment from the ORFEY resort (same cabins we were last year)
More details to follow. Please reply to irinasmsf@gmail.com


04/11/2011
ZoombaZumbathon event was a great success.

All 24 attendees had fun. Irina would be proud of them.
Some lucky dancers returned home with nice ruffle prizes.
Fair Lawn ambulance and ISMSF (Memorial Scholarship Fund)
agreed that events like this should be repeated.
Zumbathon Charity Event pictures


04/10/2011

Zumbathon is an exciting 2-hours Zumba fitness dancing.
It's a great way to loose 1000 to 2000 calories while having an incredible fun time.
Giveaways and ruffle tickets.
This Zumbathon charity event is Marianna's tribute to her wonderful sister Irina.
Zumbathon poster


02/09/2011

Irina Shekhets Memorial Scholarship Fund has been created.
By establishing the Scholarship Fund in Irina's memory, we want to help talented American youth in financial need to achieve their educational goals. We want our young citizens to know that if you are talented and persistent - never give up, use your talents, and you will achieve any goal - just like Irina did.
Make yourself the part of America's future with our help.


09/21/2010

Camping Trip To Celebrate Life And Times of Irina Shekhets.
"Come Together Right Now..." in the forest!!!
We are getting together for one of Irina's favorite activities - camping.
There will be great food, great people and great music.
The event will take place on Friday October 15th and Saturday October 16th (main night).
Location: Orfey Resort (www.orfeyresort.com)
Please email (irinashekhets.events@gmail.com) if you're going to attend.


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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