Kidasha, the UK-registered charity that that supports severely disadvantaged children living in chronic poverty in Nepal, has been nominated as the chosen charity by RunUltra for Everest Trail Race (ETR) from 2017 onwards.
The ETR is one of the world’s most gruelling physical challenges. While the route changes from year to year, participants will typically run 100 miles over six days, tackling some 15,500 metres of ascent.
This year’s ETR takes place from 10 to 15 November and RunUltra, which acts as the UK, Irish and South African organiser of the event, is now taking advance expressions of interest for registrations in the 2017 event. Participants in this year’s event yet to decide who to raise funds for can donate to Kidasha.
Janice Miller, CEO of Kidasha, said: “We’re delighted to be the chosen charity of RunUltra for the ETR. It’s memorable for both the extreme physical challenge and the breathtaking scenery it presents to participants. Being in Nepal, it’s also a great fit for Kidasha, so we look forward to raising awareness of the plight of children living in chronic poverty in the country and invite future participants to raise funds to support our work.”
Steve Diederich, founder of RunUltra, said: “Kidasha is a natural choice of charity for the ETR. It does amazing work in Nepal, so the event provides the perfect opportunity to make people aware of the issues Kidasha deals with and help support chronically poor children across the country.”
Funds raised by Kidasha can help children in Nepal in many different ways. For example:
- £10 pays for food and temporary shelter for a street child
- £30 buys school uniform, shoes and books for a slum child
- £50 allows a child abuse victim to recover in a safe place
- £100 enables a child in crisis to return home and go back to school
Kidasha’s aim is to reduce the causes and impacts of entrenched poverty and social exclusion and stop exploitation and violence against children. It does this by improving health and wellbeing, providing access to education and training opportunities and providing protective shelter and support to children outside of parental care. Its staff in the UK and Nepal work with local partners to build quality projects with lasting change for children and families at grassroots level.
In 2015, Kidasha:
- helped 2760 children receive the basics such as protection, education and healthcare
- removed 269 children from the streets, labour or exploitative situations in Pokhara – reintegrating almost half of them with their families
- worked with 576 families in situations of chronic poverty within Pokhara
- guided 6600 pregnant women and their newborn babies through safer and healthier pregnancies and deliveries
To find out more about Everest Trail Race or register your interest in taking part, visit Everest Trail Race.
For more information about Kidasha and its work, visit Kidsha Website.