Running has changed my world for good and I'm taking this passion to ultra heights, to change the lives of orphans in Nepal. I chose Sano Prayas to support because, as I am running the full length of Nepal, I wanted a cause/charity that assisted, not just those in Kathmandu, but people from all parts of Nepal and had a long term vision.
What is this event?
Mechi to Mahakali run is an independent event initiated by Sudeep Kandel who is running the East-West stretch of Nepal. The run is supporting 'Sano Prayas', which helps in educating orphans from poor economic and social background.
What is Sano Prayas?
Founded in 2011, Sano Prayas educates children who belong to families of low financial background, or who are orphans. Sano Prayas is a non-profit, non-religious organization that maintains that Education opens door to opportunity and civilization.A fully registered charitable trust in Nepal since 2012, Sano Prayas is run by volunteers who oversee various programmes throughout the country, which in total provide education for some 22 underprivileged children. Sano Prayas has been working for the development of the economically disadvantaged children of Nepal since 2011. Our objective is to provide quality school education to impoverished children as we believe that only a good quality structured education provides for better future career prospects for these children and hence a way out of a long cycle of poverty.Sano Prayas is a non-profit, non-religious organization based in Nepal.
What I figured out during my visits to rural parts of Nepal was that, people were at the swirl of poverty which caused social and economic backwardness and discrimination. The only getaway, for these families is to provide education to their children and help the under-privileged population to become independent. Until and unless we help these children, by providing free quality education, which aids in their personal and social development, to stand on their own feet, we can not dream of eradicating poverty let alone develop a sustainable society.
We will start off the event from Kakarbhitta, Eastern Nepal on the 25th of November 2014.
Our primary goal is to run 1027 km from Mechi in the east to Mahakali in the west averaging 20 days at about 52 km per day.
Throughout the event we will spread the message of the importance of education through organized events, collaborating with sponsors, donors and independent organisations. We will collect funds and resources to help Sano Pryas in providing underprivileged orphan with quality education.
Note: Since I'm living and training in Nepal right now I do not have an active international bank account to link with PayPal and hence with GoFundMe. For this reason we have used the paypal of one of our team members Nripesh Parajuli. He is helping with the buying and shipping of training and race equipments. If you see his name on the donation page please do not jump off your seats. It's safe, legit and authorised.
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