“Hiking to give every girl in Nepal a future – a great adventure for a great purposeWill you support me in supporting the ‘sisters 4 sisters’project?”
The impact of education extends beyond reading and writing. Education results in increased income, improved health and reduced poverty. Education has the power to change the world, to make the world a better place. I believe education is a right and not a privilege for some. So, when I was lying in my hammock back home and a colleague informed me about the Himalaya challenge and the Sisters for Sisters project, I couldn’t think of a better challenge to get involved in. Back home for me is the Netherlands. When I was young and innocent, it never crossed my mind that my education opportunities could have been different than my brother’s opportunities. Let alone that I would be overlooked and undervalued, for the sole reason of being a girl. When I became less young (and yes, also less innocent..) I realized girls’ education and gender equality is not always a given as it is in my country. A bit over a year ago I visited Nepal, just before the devastating earthquake. I promised myself to return, not only to revisit this beautiful country but also to support the people and mountain communities.So here I am, combining education, a great charity, Nepal and myself via the Himalaya challenge: a trek in the Annapurna mountain range, starting 11 November. We’ll be in a sparsely visited area, off the beaten track with little comfort. I commit myself to walk the trail, to pay myself for all expenses (flight, trekking, accommodation, food etc.) and to fund the Sisters for Sisters project by collecting at minimum €5,000.
Along the way I’ll add more information and updates, but to give a guideline: for €70 you support a full week work of a volunteer.
You can donate via the button ‘support’ on my fundraising page (is preferred method for VSO) or, if you favor a weekly / monthly donation, via a bank transaction:
To: STICHTING VSO NEDERLAND te Utrecht
1000 BV Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Education is a gift that no one can take away.
Imagine what we can do together…