My wife and I have been sponsoring children via the Action Aid charity for over 30 years. Our current sponsored child lives in the village of Dharamanger on the Nepal-India border. This is an area of Nepal that has suffered the ravages of war over the centuries and is economically extremely deprived up to this day.
We planned our holiday this year to include a visit to our sponsored child. Our plan was to stay with the family in the village and that’s exactly what we did! Over the course of 3 days, we were granted a unique opportunity to meet with our sponsor child, his family and wider friends and community. To say that we were made welcome is an understatement
We have seen first-hand the impact that Action Aid is having on the ground to people’s lives – not just the children. We met a young man who was destined to work in the fields and is now qualifying as a teacher.
The village has several challenges and we want to be able to help. The costs of all the projects will be €25,000 Most of the fund-raising will go to a school extension and child care facilities to allow young women earn a small income in the fields.
What we are planning to do is organise a walk in Glendalough. (see Maps) The main walk will be the white route which is 9 km and should take around 3 hours to complete. We can also organise a subset of that for those who cannot manage the white walk.
The date for the walk is Saturday April 8th. More details will follow as we get closer.
What we are looking for is participation and/or sponsorship. Anyone wishing to participate, please contact us via the email addresses below and anyone wishing to donate can do so via iDonate on this link:
or contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org or trish via email@example.com
Details of what the funding is to be used for is outlined in this document from ActionAid
Gerry & Trish