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Klimb for Kids – Steps towards Compassion – Himilayas

Here is your chance to change the life of a underprivileged child in Nepal. As some of you know, I have been volunteering at Vinayak Shiksha Niketana, community school in the village of Thimi, Nepal. Tomorrow I begin walking from Lukla towards Mount Everest Base Camp. I aim to hit Kala Patthar (5643m/18513ft). Many people have died on this attempt to get close to the highest mountain in the world. I will take 15-20 days starting in Lukla. I will take my time and interact with lots of kids along the way.

I would like to invite you to sponsor me on this endeavor. You can pledge a penny a foot or a a penny a meter (I don’t discriminate between measurement systems). If I make it to the top of Kala Patthar (actually even higher than Everest Base Camp by about 1000 feet!) you will pay $56.43 or $185.13 depending on your preference. If I only make it halfway, then you would only pay that much. Ofcourse you can always pledge 2 or three cents OR you can pledge a flat amount like $10 or $20 dollars.

I am funding this entire trek myself so ALL PROCEEDS (every penny I step) will go towards the education of these kids. It takes $250 to put one kid through an entire year of school. Many of the kids are orphans and/or come from very poor families. But they are so beautiful and bright and all they want to do is learn. Please help me help them. This education may be their last chance.

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.” – Nelson Mandela

The reason I am going on this trek at all is because of these kids. One day when I was teaching my grade sixes, I asked what things there were to do in Nepal. Trekking came up and I asked why anyone would want to go trekking. One young lad stood up and with the most wistful and inspirational look on his face said:

Trekking is good for the body and also helps with your health. It also makes your mind feel better. Plus you see things you could never see otherwise. You might think you would get sore but your feet just keep going like you are walking on air because around every corner is something so beautiful, you can’t imagine. You don’t even feel tired. What a wonderful world we live in!

I was so moved with his eloquence and spirit. I asked if he had ever gone trekking and he said no, but one day, he would like to. Let’s help him reach his dreams.

I am doing this trek for them. Each step I take will be towards our future.

All you have to do is pledge on this wall or send me a private message on here or to whereshegoes@gmail.com When I return we will sort out how to pay, through paypal or direct deposit or mail. I will take photos of the ceremony to present the cheque of the total and the kids that you helped! I hope to raise at least $1000.00 That will help at least four kids.

I will not have internet so I wont be able to answer questions. So just do it! I am.

“Be the change that you want to see in the world.” – Ghandi

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