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Charity Challenge: Kyrgyzstan

Sarah Hewerdine
United Arab Emirates

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CHARITY CHALLENGE - KYRGYZSTAN

2nd to 11th July 2021

1 in 3 children in Kyrgyzstan live in poverty. Many of these children live in rural areas meaning a lack of access to basic education facilities. After volunteering with Gulf For Good for over 2 years and seeing the level of impact they have on educating children around the world, I have decided to trek Kyrgyzstan with them in July 2021 to raise money to provide children access to education.


CHARITY PROJECT:

The remote Ananyevo municipality in the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan urgently needs a local meeting point to connect community members and boost learning and social activities. Our goal is to raise AED185,000 (USD50,000) to build this centre on a plot of land that has been provided by the local government, and running costs to be managed by the municipality.

By building such a facility in this rural area, we will be improving the lives of 165 vulnerable families, 180 children and 12,000 inhabitants of the surrounding villages. The community centre is not just a physical structure, but also provides a space where parents receive training courses to increase their employability and parental skills and help with daily challenges. It will also serve as a venue where children play, learn and do their homework, as well as a hub for cultural and sports events.

Your investment will give the children and families of Ananyevo connection to the world, and a better, brighter future!

https://www.gulf4good.org/charity-projects/sos-children-s-villages-kyrgyzstan/


CHALLENGE:

Gulf for Good challengers will take part in a trekking journey through the mountains, lakes, forests and traditional villages of Kyrgyzstan. This challenge will take them through some of the most remote areas of the country where they'll experience traditional life, explore high altitude lakes in the mountains, and pass by ice glaciers. 

We will trek almost 100 KM's over 7 days to an altitude of 3,800.

https://www.gulf4good.org/charity-challenges/2021-kyrgyzstan/


FUNDRAISING:

Each participant is tasked with raising a minimum of AED5,000 (USD1,360) to support this projects and, together, change the lives of these children and families.

This challenge is held in association with local not-for-profit Gulf for Good, whose purpose is to change the lives of underprivileged children around the world.

The breakdown of how donations are distributed are as follows:

- 65% of funds raised go to SOS Children's Villages, Kyrgyzstan

- 25% of funds raised go to Gulf for Good (not-for-profit in the UAE and registered UK charity) for their sustainability

- 10% of funds raised go to International Humanitarian City for their emergency response work


MORE INFORMATION:

To learn more about Gulf for Good and what we do: https://www.gulf4good.org


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Sarah Hewerdine
United Arab Emirates



Raised : 2,905.73AED
Raised 58%
Goal : 5,000.00AED
Created Apr 26, 2021

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  • Anonymous

    300.00AED
    2021-05-01 08:45:14
  • Gerry McEntee

    300.00AED
    2021-04-28 11:36:40
  • Andrew Hewerdine

    350.00AED
    2021-04-28 06:47:21

    Go Auntie Sarah! Xxx

  • Jonathan Hewerdine

    255.00AED
    2021-04-28 06:28:59

    Love Jonathan & Joe x

  • Mum & Dad

    500.00AED
    2021-04-27 19:31:26

    Good Luck Darling. We are proud of you!

  • Sindhu Nair

    162.00AED
    2021-04-27 16:41:44

    This is amazing Sarah! Good luck <3

  • Rebecca Sutcliffe

    241.45AED
    2021-04-27 16:07:35
  • Nicoline

    100.00AED
    2021-04-27 02:15:40

    Thank you for doing this and good luck!

  • Amr ElGabry

    305.28AED
    2021-04-26 20:04:38
  • Alma-Gee Byrne

    100.00AED
    2021-04-26 17:54:44

    You are amazing Sarah, good luck xoxox

  • Bharath

    100.00AED
    2021-04-26 17:05:03

    Thanks for the invitative Sarah.

  • Hannah Bunes

    192.00AED
    2021-04-26 12:41:01

    So proud of you!