Elevate Nepal (follow this link for information on this very important project and to watch a video on what it’s all about).
I am so excited to share this in hopes that it will help Elevate reach its goal very quickly! This project has been in the works for a while now with initial focus being on getting a library constructed that would be used as a teaching facility and a community center. Funds were raised for the library project to be completed and now all energy is being put towards raising funds to construct the primary school.
If you haven’t read any of my previous blogs about my time in Nepal, let me tell you that it was a highlight of my life – to be in the middle of all that natural beauty and to trek to Everest Base Camp opened my eyes to the world. It showed me beauty and warmth. It taught me I could be totally content and blissful with only having what was on my back. It showed me that despite terrible tragedy (the avalanche of 2014 and the earthquake of 2015), happiness can still prevail, people can still smile and smile often, as well as still give to others though having very little. Nepal has fostered my love of the outdoors and being surrounded by the mountains. I absolutely crave it.
My goal is to raise funds to help rebuild what was lost in the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal (nearly 90,000 people were killed-21 were killed on Everest after it triggered an avalanche, nearly 22,000 people were injured, and total estimated damage is around $10 billion which is about 50% of Nepal’s GDP) and to do it A.S.A.P. I hope to get back to Nepal by 2019 and would love to see the school already completed when I return. I want to give back to the country that inspired me and showed me so much love.
Elevate was created by the travel company I used for the EBC Trek, called Anywhere. They are an amazing!! They go above and beyond for not only their clients, but for those who they partner with and employ in the countries they operate in. They are involved with the communities they work in and the strong friendships they have made with locals are very obvious. Bigu is the hometown village of Nara, an assistant guide on the EBC trek and friend of mine. The village was the epicenter of the earthquake where the majority of all three schools were destroyed (entire villages were flattened, with hundreds of thousands of people being made homeless). The school serves around 600 children from the Bigu village and all the bordering villages of the area.
Please consider joining me in donating to such an important cause!!! Please share the GoFundMe page with friends via social media and encourage them to share/donate as well. Together, we can accomplish the fundraising goal in no time!
Any amount helps!!
Thanks for taking the time to read about something that is so close to my heart!