Cycling for Greenlandic Children

kr45,625 of kr50,000 goal

Raised by 147 people in 11 months
I'm cycling from Finland to Indonesia in order to raise money for the Association for Greenlandic Children!   10,000 DKK = ✓ (17/07/18) 25,000 DKK = ✓ (25/12/18) 50,000 DKK = ? Conversion rate from Euro to DKK (1€ = 7,45 DKK): 50 DKK = 6,71 EUR 100 DKK = 13,42 EUR ... and so on. If you are looking to donate as a corporation/business, Please contact me for more information. My Motivation: Starting from the late summer of 2016, I spent the best part of a year studying in Greenland, in a town called Sisimiut. I instantly fell in love with the place. The overwhelmingly beautiful scenery, combined with a rich culture and the easy-going nature of the people, all made for a welcome change to the life I was used to in Denmark. But then it didn’t take long before I started dealing with sleepless nights, and before I knew it, I was struggling with full-blown insomnia and was diagnosed with depression. Though it was a tough decision, I decided on moving back home to my parents in Denmark, opting for a fresh start (of which this project is the result). From there on it was fairly straightforward. I had the opportunity to leave it all behind. The people native to Greenland simply do not have that choice. But the problems are far more complex and difficult than anything I have ever experienced on my own body. My year in Greenland has simply given me a slight insight to the extent of the problem, and how the actual location might play a crucial part. Fairly common issues related to growing up in Greenland include neglect, abuse, and loneliness. Greenland is very isolated both culturally and geographically, making these sorts of issues very difficult to deal with. Problems, such as homesickness and loneliness, are also very significant for children residing outside of their hometown. These problems can be crippling when focusing on education and general progress, meaning that a vast number of young people do not end up with the education and opportunities they dream of. The Greenlandic youth are just as competent and capable as the rest of the world, but they are being limited by major social problems unique to their birthplace in an otherwise beautiful country.  The Association for Greenlandic Children is a non-governmental organization trying to fight this tendency. By doing their best to provide Greenlandic children (both in Greenland and Denmark) with a safe and secure childhood, they are preventing the development of further problems in adulthood. In any given year, the association will be in direct contact with at least 500 Greenlandic children, supporting them (among many other things) with mentors and social activities.  The association and I have decided on raising funds specifically for their project Ilinniartut(meaning "the students"), which is a mentoring program aiding young people in making their way through education.  You can follow me on my cycling trip from Finland to Indonesia on my website  https://www.theoddtrip.com/  I'll be updating the site regularly with pictures and stories from the road. Your donations are my main motivation for pushing the project forward! Thanks - Emil Hvidtfeldt 
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Raised by 147 people in 11 months
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