The Ajmal Samuel Foundation (ASF) aims to provide and support a global effort to spread the message of inclusion for both the physically challenged and able bodied athletes. Its not just about being physical together, it is about setting achievable targets, going at it together for that noble, common cause --- anything is possible, together! Being disabled does not mean you do not get to enjoy life any less or achieve any lesser feats.
In fact, the ASF was borne out of a trip in 2019 where Ajmal, the founder of ASF, got together with a group of adventurous, big-hearted fellows and embarked on 'Krakin' thru China'. The endeavor saw a team of both able-bodied and disabled riders, taking 37 days to bike 2,315.17km from Beijing to Mohe, a border town near the China-Russia border. The team shared their experiences, their inspirations, their epiphanies, their blood & sweat along the way at workshops, campfires and even meals with local disability associations, communities and help groups.
Wherever they pass by, their stories of perseverance and positive attitude inspired and resonated with the local communities.
Not only was it moving and inspirational for the locals, it was also very much spiritually meaningful and fulfilling for the team.
Thus, Kashgar 2 Karachi (K2K) www.kashgar2karachi.com
was born. It is a bona fide upgraded version of the 2019 trip. With YOUR
fundraising help, next year in 2022, Ajmal and team hopes to do even more by hand-biking even further, more than 3,000km, from Kashgar, China to Karachi, Pakistan. They hope to share their inclusive message
and spread their positive vibes.
Instead of a shoe-string budget and in-promptu efforts in 2019, with proper planning and preparation
, the team will make every stop count
: reaching at least 31 individual groups over the 31 days to complete their trip. Last time, they had a navigator who suffered from cerebral palsy as seen in the video, this time, with enough funds, they may have a blind tandem-biker
along the trip!ALL ONLINE FUNDRAISING
is earmarked for compensating the costs of the local organizations whereever the team stops and also the individual projects of our partner organizations. With another successful trip in 2022, the Ajmal Samuel Foundation (ASF) plans to make this a signature annual project of the foundation. Who knows where and how far Ajmal & team will go in 2023, 2024, 2025...?