Three friends are embarking on a 2700 kilometers of Tuk Tuk ride in India from Cochin to Jaiselmer. We have never driven a tuk tuk before, but when the opportunity came forward, we couldnt resist and signed up.
Now to take the adventure to another level, we have decided to fundraise for Reach for Nepal Foundation (RFN), which is a start up charity based here in Canberra.
RFN works to improve the lives of Nepalese people through initiating and supporting programs that assist earthquake-affected communities to rebuild schools and libraries, provide educational scholarships, foster sustainability, enhance the skills of local teachers and extend participation in sporting activities.
The Foundation’s priority is supporting people in remote, isolated areas of Nepal that have not been reached by other aid agencies. Many of these are only accessible on foot.
The Foundation’s goals are encapsulated in the REACH acronym, which illustrates the organisation’s goals of:
• Rebuilding – Supporting reconstruction efforts in villages affected by earthquake
• Education – Boosting education outcomes by providing school books, tuition & training
• Assistance – Stimulating the local economy with employment and training opportunities
• Children/Communities – Improving the livelihood of children and remote communities
• Hope – Giving hope to those that have lost loved ones, homes and jobs
Why is RFN different?
What sets the RFN apart is that it uses its strong cultural ties and detailed knowledge of Nepal to identify and support projects that contribute to rebuilding schools and villages. Overhead costs will be minimised because the time and effort of board members and those associated with the foundation is provided on a voluntary basis.
Lachhu, Ben & Yog