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Good luck to the Cheshire and London Fire Cadets who are setting off to Nepal to help the students of Kangel!
CITCNepal has been working in partnership with the Cheshire Fire Cadets, who are being partnered by the London Fire Cadets to raise the funds needed to support the project.
Over the last 2 years, the cadets have worked hard to raise money to build 6 new much needed earthquake resistant classrooms in the village of Kangel.
Shree Jeevan Jyoti Higher Secondary School sustained severe and devastating damage due to the 2015 Earthquakes. Since that time children have been studying in inadequate, temporary shelters that are prone to overheating in the hot Nepalese sun and leaking during the monsoon season. This disruption to the learning environment is extremely challenging for the children and teachers.
The cadets will fly into Kathmandu and from there they will embark on a four and a half day trek over the mountainous Himalayan terrain to reach Kangel.
They will assist with the final stage of the build and will attend the opening ceremony. This will celebrate the innovative 2 storey build which will ultimately include a filtered water system which will provide clean drinking water and gender specific toilets.
CITC is proud to be a leader in exemplary construction work and the high standard of the build is clear to see.
The construction team has worked hard to overcome challenges, brought by this year’s particularly heavy monsoon season.
We look forward to sharing updates from the trip!
On the 23rd August, 8 CITC cyclists will be braving the epic 7 day ride from Lake Geneva to Provence and St.Tropez. The ‘Raid Alpin’ is a classic road cycling challenge covering 700km over tough mountainous terrain, including an arduous ascent in excess of 14,000m.
CITC’s Mike Hagen and Alan Alker will be cycling the long and winding road from Liverpool to the starting point in Geneva, meaning they will have covered over 800 miles before they even begin the challenge!
As part of a Global Rotary Bid, donations could be matched, meaning that every £10 raised will increase to £25 plus Gift Aid. This is great opportunity to maximise the proceeds which will make a huge difference to our project work.
All money raised will go towards building classrooms in the remote village of Bung in Nepal. Progress is already being made here; in April with the support of a Rotary Grant, CITC were able to open high quality, earthquake resistant classrooms. The development included furniture, gender specific toilets and clean running water. The new build has made an incredible difference, replacing 4 out of 21 inadequate classrooms but there is still work to be done. Our continued efforts will benefit over 700 students, as well as their families. Read more about our Bung project here.
Find out more about this incredible challenge and donate click here.
Further to our exciting announcement that a grant of £32,780 has been secured from Soroptimist International which will facilitate our 'Inspire Programme', the Soroptimists have released a fantastic news article about CITCNepal. We are thrilled to be able to run the programme which will benefit so many women and girls in some of the most remote parts of Nepal as well as the wider community.
It has taken 90 days for Vivienne Arkell and Joanne Chapman to walk from Land’s End to John o’Groats with the support of their friends Tracy and Jason.
They have covered an astonishing 1,235 miles, persevering through rain, shine and numerous pairs of boots!
Their determination has raised an amazing £2,354 between them for CITCNepal!
The end to end challenge officially finished at 4pm on Thursday 29th June at Duncansby Head (the most north easterly point in the British Isles). Check out Vivienne’s fascinating and highly entertaining blog to read more about their adventure and to see their stunning photographs that really show off Britain’s great beauty.
Their efforts will help us to continue to make a difference to children in some of the most remote areas of Nepal by building classrooms and delivering a high quality education. Read more about our projects here.
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