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NEPAL 25th Oct - 3rd Nov

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS EID/OCTOBER WEEK?? INSTEAD OF LAYING ON THE BEACH IN DUBAI, OR BASKING IN THE RAIN IN THE UK, WHY NOT DO SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY, AND WITHOUT ANY REAL PHYSICAL EFFORT OR COST. NO SPONSORSHIP REQUIRED , JUST YOUR HEART AND YOUR SMILE!
HELP US LIFT CHILDREN UP FROM THE DIRT!
A SHORT FLIGHT FROM DUBAI , CHILDREN LIVE IN SQUALOR ARE NEGLECTED AND MISERABLE. YOU CAN HELP US RAISE THEM UP , GIVE THEM A SHOWER , A HOT MEAL AND A PLACE IN SCHOOL.
JOIN THE CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN TEAM IN OUR JOURNEY TO NEPAL TO OPEN OUR LATEST SCHOOL IN THE HIMALAYAS AND LAUNCH OUR LATEST PROJECT FOR THE SLUM KIDS OF KATHMANDU. IT MAY CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND IT WILL HELP US CHANGE THEIRS!
As you may or may not know i went to Nepal and took volunteers from Volunteer in UAE in conjunction with Children of the Mountain this April 2012 and had a completely life changing experience. The children are so grateful to have you there, you feel you are really making a difference to their lives. They welcome you with open arms (and ceremonies) :) and are a joy to help.
John Mathews, founder of COTM, is organising another trip this October and has granted me the privilege of asking friends before it gets fully booked. Find out more about this wonderful organisation at:
www.childrenofthemountain.org
Flying with Fly dubai to Kathmandu on the 25th Oct - 3rd Nov. Flight is approx. 1,600 AED at the moment, accomodation and living/food costs are still at a bare minimum.
People from Dubai will obviously go with John and I, those coming from the UK will meet up with us in Kathmandu. Costs include meals, and all camping equipment, like my trip, you need not bring anything to camp but yourself.
I cannot express enough how this is not another charity expedition. John, set this up 4 years ago and has helped build schools for these kids in remote mountains, specifically in Tandrang in Nepal. You will see things that will change the way you think forever. It was the most rewarding and enlightening experience for me, and all of my 15 volunteers, felt the same.
Please remember that this trip is not for the faint hearted. You will be sleeping in a tent. There are no bathrooms or showers. There are loos built in the ground for the campers, ( i found the bushes more pleasant :)) and a running stream nearby provides a nice bidet!. There is walking whether you are on the trek group or not. You walk from school to school. Not a huge distance, and usually accompanied by some children, so it seems shorter. :) I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and i managed the walking, so it's not a bad little hike. The bus journey from Kathmandu to the site is approx 8 hours of narrow treacherous roads with miles of nothing below, best to sit on the mountain side and look in that direction of the whole journey. :)

I wrote a blog when i returned from my trip, if interested see it at:
shirleylawson.blogspot.com
title ''Eight days in Nepal"
but please check out the website of Children of the Mountain first and formost.

NOTE TO EPYC GUYS - PLENTY PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES.

Contact John Mathews at:
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  • imran

    I wish i could attend I am in IT Operations they will not give me leave ...

    October 22, 2012

    • Shirley

      never mind, next time. :)

      October 22, 2012

  • Shirley

    I will be going on this trip again if anyone wants to contact me please feel free.

    September 17, 2012

  • Shirley­ changed the location to Dubai Airport

    September 17, 2012

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