COMMUNITY ACTION NEPAL IS INVITING YOU TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND CLIMBS OF DOUG SCOTT
to help us raise money to help continue our amazing community work in Nepal.
It's that time of year again when Community Action Nepal asks you to join us in our summer social media challenge!
Last year, we asked you to climb your stairs and summit 'Everest', alongside Doug Scott, Sir Chris Bonington, Reinhold Messner and many other of the world's greatest mountaineers. It was a huge success and we want to thank you for making it so memorable.
This year we're celebrating the life and climbs of our late, great founder and friend, Doug Scott. In his lifetime, Doug reached the summits of over forty significant peaks, including the seven highest on each of the seven continents. He often set new routes, tackling some of the hardest technical climbs in the world. His climbing style was described as 'visionary', earning him a plethora of awards and inspiring innumerable people to get outdoors and seek out new adventures.
So this year, we invite you to help us by seeking out your own 'summit' and climbing it!
Be it a mountain or a tabletop in your kitchen, a rugged cliff-face or a chair in the dining room. You might even choose to climb your stairs again - and we'd be very supportive of that too!
Then all you have to do is take a photo and upload it to social media, and caption it with the most epic story of your achievement as possible!
Following your successful summit, if you want to donate to our JustGiving campaign, your money would go directly towards supporting our amazing work in Nepal.
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS:
CHOOSE YOUR 'SUMMIT'
It could be anything, from a mountain - to your kitchen table!
CLIMB IT AND MAKE IT AS EPIC AS POSSIBLE!
Put on your climbing gear, or grab your ice axe and hold it aloft.
TAKE A PHOTO AND UPLOAD IT TO SOCIAL MEDIA
Then tag us @CommunityActionNepal
MAKE A SMALL DONATION TO OUR JUSTGIVING PAGE
The suggested amount is £5 - or simply whatever you can afford. Every penny really does make a difference!
For those of you willing to go the extra mile, we'd love to see you recreating some of your favourite Doug Scott moments. Can you crawl down your local hill, create a makeshift bivouac, tackle the Hillary Step, or read Seven Years in Tibet whilst marooned in a snowhole with your best mate? All we ask is that you do it safely, and please don't break any bones.
To Doug, it was as equally important (if not more!) to be mindful of the journey, and not simply the summit itself. In some cases, it was the journey back from the summit that gave his adventures most significance - not least his journey down The Ogre.
Doug was as adept at writing about his summits as he was at reaching them, delivering a concoction of summit-stories and anecdotes of his dear friends, nestled perfectly among his thoughts on Buddhist philosophies and vegetable-growing. Bolstered by his knowledge and passion for geography and history, his eclectic narratives have inspired countless others to seek out adventures of their own.
To help inspire you, over the next three months, we're going to be bringing you stories from Doug's finest climbs, as well as original photos and quotes and videos from those who were either with him on the expeditions, those who knew him dearly, or simply those who have been inspired by him - all of which have been created specially for this campaign!
By joining us on this adventure, you'll be taking part alongside Sir Chris Bonington, Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite, Reinhold Messner, Leo Houlding + many, many others!
Good luck with your adventures - we can't wait to see your photos soon!!
We would love to see your imaginations run wild with this one!
Be as creative as you possibly can! Don your climbing gear again and scale your sofa, put your boots on and tackle your nearest hill. Whatever it is, make it epic! If you're out in the wild, take note of your surroundings, look out for local wildlife or research some of the area's history.
Let's make Doug proud and enjoy the journey!
Behind this fun campaign is a very serious objective; to help us continue our amazing work in the remotest regions of the Himalaya.
Community Action Nepal has been supporting remote mountain communities for over 25 years and have supported them through decades of hardship. Whether it’s civil unrest during the Maoist insurgency or the 2015 earthquake in Gorkha that displaced over three million people, CAN has always been there delivering healthcare, education, porter welfare and improving people’s livelihoods and nutrition.
The COVID19 pandemic continues to have a drastic impact on these communities. It has the capacity to cause issues for our communities for many years to come. Aside from the immediate risks to health, the pandemic will affect their food supply-chain, their economy and their overall health and wellbeing for the foreseeable future.
Young children outside CAN's healthpost, Lho.
WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?
CAN's ethos is very clear: to provide help where help is needed most.
The bedrock of CAN's support is resilience and independence. We give the local people the means by which to sustain their own livelihoods and create a continuously brighter future for generations to come.
We do this by creating spaces for education, farming and healthcare. CAN's support includes the building of well-equipped schools and health-posts, as well as providing specially trained teachers and medical practitioners. Since COVID-19, these practitioners have received extra training, equipment and medicines to help control the spread and impact of the virus.
Each community project also includes an organic garden, and in some cases, a qualified agricultural expert who encourages a more diverse diet within the villages and teaches more resilient farming techniques.
Community Action Nepal Health-post
SUPPORTING RESILIENCE & INDEPENDENCE
HOW YOUR FUNDRAISING CAN HELP
Groundbreaking tool to help prepare the soil for planting crops.
An essential tool for effective irrigation and healthy crop growth.
High quality hosing to help irrigate the crops.
5 apple, walnut or apricot trees provided, including transport costs.
30 different varieties of seeds provided in each package.
To help protect crops from the elements and promote healthy growth.
To help promote the best farming practices in the villages.
Creating a perfect garden, including polytunnel, fencing & yearly rent.
JUNIOR TECHNICAL FARMING ASSISTANTS
This covers the cost of the education to be a qualified JTA.
JTA TRAVEL & MONITORING
Provides safe travel to the villages for the JTA & their support worker.
Covers the wages of each JTA for 14 months.
Provides the wage for an assistant to the JTA for 12 months.
HEALTH POSTS & NURSES
The Community Action Nepal health-posts and nurses are absolutely vital for the health and wellbeing of the communities. Aside from providing medicine, healthcare and nursing, they also encourage healthy-living and community support through regular meetings with the villagers. This might include sexual health and education, pre and post-natal care, support to quit smoking and mental-health support.
Provides the salary of a nurse for 14 months.
Provides the salary of a nursing assistant for 12 months.
The approximate cost to build a health-post in a remote village.
Provides medicine for a health-post for one year, including delivery.
Junior Technical Assistants (JTAs) are farming assistants from Nepalese colleges who are specially trained to help educate the local villagers in best farming practices, whilst also helping to tend to the gardens and crops. They can be a real life-line to these villages by helping to encourage sustainable farming techniques, promoting more nutritional diets and reducing dependency on supplies from outside the community.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
There's many other way that you can help. We've suggested some ideas below, but if you have any ideas that you'd like to discuss with us, we'd love to hear from you. You can email us HERE