NO CHILD BORN TO DIE!
Every year, on the third Saturday in July, riders from Nepal and all over the world (ok, that sounds glamorous, but riders from different nationalities do participate) gather in Kathmandu (last year we were close to 800 riders) to ride a personal challenge of 50 km | 75 km and 100 km around Kathmandu Valley. This is now popular as the KATHMANDU KORA, this year on its fourth edition.
Started in 2011, a modest 35 riders challenged themselves and got pledged of around half a million Nepali Rupees for a school and an orphanage in Kathmandu. In its second edition, almost 300 riders turned up and raised close to a million Rs. for upgrading birthing facilities in RUKUM.
In the third edition last year, we had close to 800 riders and over 1.7 m raised to build a birthing facility in Sharmali, Baitadi.
THE 2014 CAUSE
THIS YEAR, its going to be bigger. As part of the EVERYONE CAMPAIGN, we plan to build a birthing facility in Pyutar, South Lalitpur. This will be a Eco-Designed building, providing the best facilities to the women and children in this remote VDC. The principle is simple – no more minimum standards for our women and children. They deserve the best standards. They deserve a birthing facility that is beautiful, secure, earthquake proof, welcoming, warm and everything that we expect facilities to be like in the city. And this is what we aim to do.
The GOAL – TWO MILLION for PYUTAR.
How do we achieve this?
Easy. We register. We share. We talk to people about what we are doing, and get pledges from them for each kilometer we are riding.