Nepalese School Project

£5,957 of £6,000 goal

Raised by 189 people in 64 months
This April I am heading to Nepal to trek to the Base Camp of the highest mountain in the world- 'The Mother Goddess of the World' Mt Everest. Hopefully :-)

I have been lucky enough to have already travelled through this stunning country and I was blown away by its beauty and warmth of the people that I came across. The most humbling experience I had was when I visited the Antyodaya boarding school in the area of Chitwan. As they showed me around their school, the children's smiles and looks of excitement made me momentarily forget about the lack of basic supplies they had. At the time, around 10 girls were sleeping on the floor of a tiny room and their lessons were being held on the floor of a converted cow shed. These cow sheds would get unbearably hot in the summer due to the metal roofs. They have limited clothes and resources and only manage to eat very basic foods which provide little nutrients.

My aim is to raise enough money to continue the building work of a new block of classrooms. This will at least provide the opportunity for better working and learning conditions for these children. If you would like to find out more information on the history of the school and more about the children that attend please find more information here: Chepang Children

All costs associated with the trip will be covered by myself therefore, ALL the money that you donate will go directly to the school to help build these classrooms. Please support the cause and sponsor me on this trek (it is a tough one!!).

Thank you!
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Hey there! So it's been nearly 3 years since I embarked upon the beautiful Himalayan trek in Nepal to raise money for a very special school in Chitwan that I fell in love with on my first ever trip to Nepal. Since then Nepal has been through a really rough time with the immense earthquake in April 2015. This was devastating for the country and even though the school we raised money for wasn't effected, indirectly it was. As there was blockades for months and vital resources not being able to make it around the country and to the school. Therefore, building work for the rest of the classrooms was suspended and finishing off the doors and windows for the classrooms already built was also suspended.
However, with a new year comes new beginnings and finally the windows were put in! And also the rest of the classrooms are starting to be built again- I am sending the rest of the money we raised over to help with this.
Here are some pictures of the children in their classrooms from last year and their new windows.
The account is open still so if you would still like to donate than you are more than welcome. The school need as much help as they can get. They still need £20,000 to complete the building work. Ramu Chau (the headteacher) is doing a great job of coordinating all of this and being there for the children. He is an inspiration :-)
First of the four classrooms built in early 2015
Here is Ramu the amazing headteacher :-)
The new windows
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I completed the trek! Here are a few pictures and a short summary of the trip:

I arrived to Nepal ready for the tough challenge of trekking to Everest Base Camp but it wasn't meant to be. The mountain flight had been cancelled for 3 days and there was a slim chance that we would be able to fly to start the trek in time.

So instead of wasting another day my amazing company ( organised another flight to the stunning town of Pokhara where we would start another trek to another famous mountain range of Annapurna. Seeing as I had prepped for Everest I joined the challenging group (check me!) and we were to complete two treks in one- Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp. It was not as high as Everest Base Camp but my god was it just incredibly stunning!

We walked through luscious green valleys and forests, over rivers, through local houses and villages and as we reached the base camp we were surrounded by 11 huge snow-capped mountains an area rightly called the Annapurna Sanctuary. In the end we calculated that we had walked for 43.5 hours, 220km, 8,000 metres up and 7,900 down! My legs have never felt that strong before in my life and I enjoyed every moment.

Yes, of course there were hard days but when you are trekking in the Himalayas the feel of the place energises you and I also kept the Antyodaya School children in my mind and all the people that supported me to raise all this money for them. I feel so lucky to have had this opportunity that not even these children have and it's their country.

Thank you again for all your donations and I will keep you posted on how the building of the classrooms are going. Feel free to keep donating as the school requires a lot of help. And, if you ever feel like having an adventurous, energising yet challenging holiday try out a trek in the Himalayas. It really is something else.

Namaste- 'I bow to the divine in you'
Annapurna range from Poon Hill
Me walking in the Annapurna Santuary
Reaching Base Camp! Namaste....
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I want to say thank you to Woodcroft Primary School for supporting this trek and the cause- it's amazing to see how much money was donated from the staff and parents! You have got the cause closer to the target. It's especially amazing because the head teacher and assistant head have actually been to see the school and know first hand how much it will mean to the staff and children! :-)
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Today I hopefully embark upon a crazy journey to reach the Everest Base Camp, I have to let go of some aspects of control as first of all depending on the weather the mountain flight might not even reach if its too overcast for the pilot to see the gorge it has to manoeuvre through before it lands, next is if my body does not take well to the altitude where I might have to battle with headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, sleep deprivation due to difficulty breathing and even congealed blood in my nose (an auzzie couple told me yesterday!) next is the wind and cold where walking in it for up to 6 hours is not a natural and normal thing for me to do, it bites! Last and least important after finding out what else I have to face is not washing for 12 days! I've trained hard, walked in my boots and been disciplined but now it's all about mental strength and clarity. Wish me luck! I am doing all of this to raise money for humble, beautiful Nepalese children out here and of course to take a sneak peek at the top of the world while being in the presence of the majestic Himalayas. Clicking the link below is not much to face compared to what I am looking at for the next 12 days, Namaste :-)
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£5,957 of £6,000 goal

Raised by 189 people in 64 months
Created December 8, 2013
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Annette Clark
48 months ago

You are doing a fantastic job Scally Wag money well spent

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Oakleigh Primary School

57 months ago (Offline Donation)

Well done x

Voula Hajipapasv
57 months ago

Truly amazing! Love from the Hajipapas family x

Sarah Oakleigh Primary School
58 months ago (Offline Donation)
Paul Oakleigh
58 months ago (Offline Donation)

Well done mate- I thought you died on Everest!

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