What I will be doing - participating in a bike race in Batam (Indonesia). The race consists of over 1800m of elevation and 135Km of riding. No small challenge but then most of you know me :-) To make sure that's not enough I have entered myself into Cat 2 (way beyond any speed I can sustain over 135KM with the hills included but then I love a challenge!)
Please give generously for this cause as the disaster has been absolutely devastating and we can help!
A handful of Barclays employees set up the Nepal Future Village Foundation 5 years ago to support child education and schooling across 3 Nepalese districts (1 school in Kathmandu and 2 in the mountainous remote regions of Katunje and Lamjung).
The walls of all 3 schools have either completely collapsed or are unstable – this is the children’s home as they live hundred miles from their families in the most remote parts of Nepal. Miraculously, there are no child or staff fatalities at the 3 schools – though it is too early to determine the wider impact
· Up to 80% of Kathmandu are now sleeping outside for fear of further tremors and building collapses. The children who usually dorm at the schools make up a very small percentage of the overall impact but are equally suffering with their fellow citizens and find themselves sleeping out in the open with no shelter, low supplies and wet weather conditions. It is only a matter of time before illness and disease sets in
· This is the charity that is dedicated to supporting these children and whilst the project for education must take a back seat, our focus remains committed to ensuring the wellbeing of the students and staff
· A member of the organisation who is an engineer and has experience in crisis management will be on the ground in Kathmandu (if not already) to support immediate safety and co-ordination, providing supplies (water, rice, medicine, tarp for shelter), lifting spirits and assessing the damage to secure the school buildings
· A medical team formed by our doctor friends in Singapore will depart to Nepal soon to work with Red Cross Nepal and the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation to render medical aid
The link to the charity can be seen here - http://futurevillagesociety.weebly.com/
Manoher Singh Matharu
Well done Rajan - from Manoher & Mundeep
USD 50 05/22/2015 01:59:52 PM UTC
Sonal & Nav
Well Done, Basra! But we feel you "could have gone harder!" We'll let it slide though for such a great cause. SonNav xx
USD 100 05/21/2015 03:24:48 PM UTC
Well done Rajan, inspirational. Such a great cause too. Rakhee, Alex and boys x
USD 20 05/21/2015 02:01:37 PM UTC
USD 40 05/21/2015 08:09:26 AM UTC
Huge congrats Rajan......much respect!
USD 50 05/21/2015 07:01:10 AM UTC
Congratulations Rajan! A fantastic effort in support of a fine cause!
USD 100 05/21/2015 06:05:00 AM UTC
Mandeep & Helen
Great work mate. you do put us all to shame!
USD 100 05/21/2015 05:14:25 AM UTC
USD 40 05/18/2015 12:31:56 PM UTC
Good effort, now get moving teef
USD 50 05/15/2015 08:12:43 AM UTC
Good luck Raj
USD 50 05/15/2015 08:08:58 AM UTC