Himalayan expedition has potential to impact hundreds of children’s lives


DSC_0118 (2).jpgClimb for Leaders is proud to facilitate a three week trip to trek in the spectacular Himalayas of Nepal for high school students from independent schools in North America.

Says Narmin K. Ismail from Climb for Leaders, “Students will get to experience what life is really like high up in the Annapurna range of this beautiful mountain kingdom. Students will hike to Annapurna I South-Face Base Camp at 13,550ft/4130m in the 360 degree panoramic mountain amphitheatre known as “The Sanctuary”.

They will also spend part of their trip making a difference in the lives of Nepalese school children through hands-on-participation with the Hope for Himalayan Kids project – a project which provides the best environment for proper care and development for orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children in the Pokhara area of Nepal.” 

Nicki Holt-Manandhar, a co-founder at Hope for Himalayan Kids says, “The funds that the students raise and will contribute, together with their hands-on help, will greatly help Hope for Himalayan Kids assist vulnerable Nepalese children by improving children’s home standards, reintegrating children with family, providing safe alternative care for children in institutions and assisting children at-risk stay with family.”

She adds: “We hope to have a highly successful model that the Government of Nepal, with whom we have a Memorandum of Understanding, can implement in over 500 children’s orphanages. We are excited at the possibility of our learnings and best practices applied to hundreds of homes in the medium term, potentially impacting the lives of thousands of children.”

Schools can undertake the climbs in Spring or December of any year.

For further details, please see http://www.climbforleaders.com/expeditions/asia.

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