Once, I fell in love with Nepal. I was moved when I saw how much the country is struggling to recover from the devastating earthquake that hit in 2015. In 2022 I went to the Bungamati region, just south of the vibrant city of Kathmandu. I visited four schools where they lack running water, toilets and a schoolyard. Schools where sports are being taught out of a book, rather than actually playing and participating. Kids get to schools on flipflops, because shoes are a luxury they cannot afford.
Did you know that in our western society, we are at the very top of the pyramid of most wealthy people in the world? Now that I am 35 years old, I simply cannot travel for pleasure only. I want to give back. I do think we all have the right to dream, but in order to dream one needs access to education. Education in decent circumstances.
Together with the Bungamati Foundation we are working on several projects:
- Construction of schoolyards
- Sporting materials
- Running water in all schools
- Study packages, including shoes, backpack and a uniform