Cloon resident Tony Roe and his daughter Orlaith are setting out on a personal challenge in April to do a Charity Trek to Nepal on behalf of Plan Ireland Charity for their ‘Because I Am A Girl’ campaign ..
All funds raised by Tony and Orlaith will go directly to Plan Ireland to support underprivileged girls across the world to gain better access to health, education, and welfare.
They need to raise a total of €8,000 and are doing well having reached a total of €4,700 already.
Details of the Plan Ireland Charity can be seen by clicking on the link below – just click into the ‘Because I Am A Girl’ campaign and you will see a description of the campaign’s purpose plus details on the Nepal Trek itself.
Orlaith and Tony will be trekking through the Himalayas in Nepal over 10 days and with just 2 months to go we have to get both our fitness and fundraising to a much higher level.
EVERY GIRL HAS THE RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION, BUT OVER 60 MILLION GIRLS ARE MISSING FROM PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION AROUND THE WORLD TODAY.
Orlaith and Tonywill trek to the summit of Poon Hill. Along with the tough descents and ascents culminating in a challenging 10,500 ft. climb to the Poon Hill summit, they will also travel to rural communities to see first hand how money raised will be used to deliver programmes and meet the people that are benefiting from the work of Plan Ireland International.
The duration of their trip will last 10 days and in that time they will journey through remote mountain villages and immerse ourselves in the local culture. They will trek through the village of Ghandruk, home to the Gurung people, and make their way through Rhododendron and Oak Forests and the village of Deurali. During their time, they will be visiting the construction sites of school dwellings that have had to be rebuilt after the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015.
Plan International, Orlaith, and Tony are committed to driving the global movement ‘Because I am a Girl’ that transforms power relations so girls everywhere can learn, lead, decide and thrive. They will return home to Ireland on May 7, 2017 with the hope and desire to share their experience and inspire others to support this worthy cause.
‘BECAUSE I AM A GIRL CAMPAIGN’
70% of the world’s poorest people are girls and women
1 IN 3 62 million girls that should be in school but aren’t because they are girls
830 the number of girls and women who die every day during pregnancy