The Gurkha Trailblazer is a new charity race to be held in Hong Kong on January 20, 2018. The event is named in honor of the Nepalese soldiers (Gurkhas) who lost their lives in global conflicts fighting for peace.
The race covers 2 distances- 12/ 26 km in the eastern New Territories. All proceeds from the event will go towards Gurkha Cemeteries Trust’s Online High School Diploma Programme providing Scholarships for Nepalese youth in Hong Kong and Child Welfare Scheme’s project to improve government schools in Nepal.
Child Welfare Scheme (CWS) is a Hong Kong registered charity dedicated to providing protection, education, health care and opportunities to underprivileged children, youth and women of Nepal. CWS will use the funds raised from the event to improve 12 government schools in Nepal. The goal is to improve teaching quality, educational resources and infrastructure such as libraries, toilets, clean water, safe classrooms, computers. By making schools safer, more fun and interesting, children will stay in school longer, and therefore be better protected from becoming victims of trafficking and exploitation.
CWS was created by Douglas Maclagan who identified the many unmet needs of women and children in Nepal and designed programmes to address those needs. CWS’ growth over the years has been organic, reacting to the needs of the communities and always in line with the Government’s plans.
Learn more about CWS: www.cwshk.org/
The Gurkha Cemeteries Trust is a non-profit charitable organisation. The objective of the Trust is to establish a non-profit-making educational and community institute to promote Gurkha culture, history and values in Hong Kong. The Trust also helps to maintain Gurkha cemeteries and heritage in Hong Kong. Gurkha cemeteries Trust also runs online High School Diploma program, an alternative pre-University opportunity to enter tertiary education for Nepalese students who have dropped out and cannot fit into the regular public school system. This program will not only help students to achieve academic qualifications but also will empower them in the community. The funds raised from this event will be used to provide scholarships to the students.
Learn more about GCT: https://www.facebook.com/gcthk/
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