The major component of the foundation is that we organise community rebuild & trekking trips to Nepal for educational institutions and other groups, to provide aid in areas aligned with the foundation's objectives.
NEPAL COMMUNITY TREKS
Nepal community rebuild trips are becoming increasingly popular as these trips include an element of trekking as well as undertaking a specific project determined and agreed between the travelling group and the foundation. Typically groups contribute through assisting in the rebuild of schools, water tanks and other infrastructure, but there is the opportunity for you to contribute in any way that complies with the objectives of the foundation.
In fact, we prefer not to be prescriptive in what and how you contribute, as this limits opportunities for assistance. We currently focus on two categories of trips
Firstly, we tailor trips to for specific educational institutions as the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and we recognise the great opportunity for students to broaden their horizons and experience the importance and joy of helping those in need.
Secondly, we offer trips to the general public. Each year we invite the public to join us in a trek of moderate-intensity and participate in one of our projects. For some participants, these trips are life-changing events, with a number of people coming back on later trips as they experience a deep sense of purpose and achievement.
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of the trips in 2019
Canberra Grammar School embarked on its second trip to Nepal with REACH for Nepal Foundation in April 2019.
EXPERIENCE OUR SEAMLESS OPERATION
University of Canberra visit HE Peter Budd at his residence, Embassy of Australia, Kathmandu - Dec 2018
Together with our travel partner, we organise an affordable total package, enabling a seamless experience for all travellers.
The package is generally of 15 days duration and includes international airfares; all local travel including internal flights, private vans and 4WDs; all accommodation and about 75% of the meals.
In addition, inclusive in each trip, we develop a;
Risk Management Plan specific to your trip, and
Critical Incident Management Plan including escalation processes in case of an emergency.
Together with your institution, we can determine a way in how we can make a difference to those in need in Nepal. We do this through -
Tailoring your trip and the project you wish to undertake to ensure you contribute in the way you wish and aligned to the objectives of the foundation
Our extensive network in Nepal, giving us an understanding of the needs and priorities of where assistance is required, thereby identifying high-value projects
Providing a practical perspective on a range of matters including culture; poverty; the joy of giving; facing and overcoming physical, mental and emotional challenges; witnessing strong community and family values; hands-on practical assistance; being exposed to the joy in people despite having very little
Providing an opportunity for parents and students to experience something meaningful and unique together by sharing the adventure of a lifetime whilst making a difference to those in need
Canberra Grammar School at Tadapani, Annapurna Sanctuary on a 4-day trek of the region - Apr 2019
The Canberra Grammar School trip to Nepal in April 2018 with the REACH for Nepal foundation was one of the best travel experiences I have been associated with as Head of the Outdoor Education Department at the school.
With representation both here in Australia and in Nepal, the organisation of the trip was very smooth and all aspects of travel were dealt with in a professional manner. Having representatives here in Canberra made a big difference in terms of communication and planning resulting in a high level of confidence in the organisation of the trip.
...........The trip exceeded our expectations and I look forward to organising future expeditions through the REACH for Nepal foundation over coming years.
Head of Outdoor Education
Canberra Grammar School