Run to Rebuild Campaign for Nepal Earthquake


 

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Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 6 June) – Adventure Sports Nepal has organized fund raising campaign in different countries of the world for the victims of devastating earthquake that took place recently in Nepal.

Campaign named ‘Run to rebuild Nepal’ has been successfully organized in 9 countries and it’s happening in 5-10 more countries in near future.

Run campaign, held in 9 different countries till now, will also be held in Kathmandu in near future. Funds raised from the program will be spent in association of PRAN Nepal, non government organization,  to the needy victims of an earthquake.

Rebuilding schools and houses of Khumbu area will be the primary focus of the campaign, said the press statement issued by Shikhar Pandey on behalf of Adventures Sports.

Due to numerous aftershocks after the April 25th earthquake, tourism sector of country has suffered a lot. The main objective of this campaign is to raise funds through organizing small voluntary runs all over the world under the banner of Run to Rebuild Nepal. Our goal is to raise as much awareness as possible as we know that running for a cause is a really powerful tool. We are using social media platform such as facebook, youtube and twitter as communication tools and generate funds.

Such run campaign has been carried out in neighboring India, Japan, Belgium, United States, Germany, France, South Africa and Israel. We have collected 3 thousand US dollar from such campaign.

Craig Longobardi completed 5 km run in Oregon Rocky Mountains, US, a world renown climbing venue. He did it for awareness purpose of our fundraiser campaign.

Similarly, On 24th of May Running and Living led by Mr. Rahul Vergese 20 organized 21 km race in New Delhi, Gurgaon Aravalli hills.  250 runners participated in the event and more than 10,000 newsletters were distributed to raise awareness of such campaign to be held globally. The Neverest Girls – a group of passionate female runners based in Chamonix did a20km run up to 2000m in the Chamonix mountains (France) – 5 women participated.

Mr. Takashi Okada from Japan completed a run on 30th May. Fransis Kresten, from Belgium supported our campaign different but creatively. He ran the Great Wall Marathon in China on 16th May 2015. After this Marathon he has asked his friends and acquaintances to donate whatever amount they can for his efforts. He collected 7 hundred 5 Euro.

Tel Aviv Club initiated a run under our banner for awareness purpose. More than 20 runners participated for this cause to raise awareness in Israel.

Michele Ufer from Germany is doing a film screening (award-winning) & lecture on sport & mnagement psychology to raise funds to rebuild schools/medical facilities

Nonprofit organizations, like sport clubs, teams, group of interested people can host the screening, invite their friends and raise money (entry fee)/pay small screening fee. 100% of this money will be donate. For corporations it is the same, only screening fee is adapted and 50% is donated.

Partners from UK, Singapore, Dominican Republic, China, Austria, Australia, and Norway have assured us to run to rebuild Nepal campaign. Countries and the peoples who have emotional attachments with Nepal have shown keen interest in spreading our motives round the globe.

For now fund raised from such campaign will spend in rebuilding tourist’s destination Khumbu. But we will try to extend our rebuilding program to those districts where most of the school houses are damaged. Our concern is to help the younger generation of Nepal to get the proper education in critical time.  Run to rebuild Nepal is just a small initiative from Adventure Sports Nepal.

 

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