Lending a Hand
Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to not only travel all over the world taking tours, but to have been able to both observe and work on development projects in India, Pakistan and Bhutan.
While I was on the national board of Save the Children NZ I visited SCNZ projects in Pakistan and a community development project in southern India. I was also very privileged to carry out a short-term writing contract for the Aga Khan Development Network in two of Pakistan’s most challenging provinces, Sind and Baluchistan.
Any kind of world travel soon brings home to you how fortunate we are to live in NZ and I believe, that with that, comes a responsibility to help people who are, through no fault of their own, not nearly so blessed with the basics of life that we often take for granted.
So, for 2019 I’m offering a special fund-raising tour to Nepal, run in conjunction with Geraldine’s The Forgotten Sherpas of Nepal Trust. This tour will be managed by my son Jono Meadowcroft who will donate his time to run the tour and Jill Worrall Tours will make a significant donation to the Trust for every person who books for the tour. We hope to raise at least $10,000 for them in this way.
The trust has been working in the Middle Hills region of Nepal for seven years and has provided solar lighting and safe drinking water, supported schools and established the area’s first health care service. Our donation is currently being used to help with the installation of clean burning stoves. I know many of the trust members personally and can vouch for their work…every cent we donated is going directly into their project work.
If you’d like to know more about the Trust check out www.forgottensherpas.org