Bishops Castle girl attempts 3 peak challenge this April to help tackle poverty in India

Kim Buchan a support worker from Bishops Castle will be attempting to climb the 3 highest peaks in Wales, Snowdon, Carnedd Llewelyn and Glyder Fawr in April this year to support a project that tackles poverty in India.

Kim, 21, will travel to India this May to work on the development programme for 10 weeks.

She will be teaming up with Indian volunteers to tackle some of the problems facing the local community, after getting a place on the government funded International Citizen Service (ICS) with Raleigh International.

ICS allows young people aged 18-25 to contribute to long-term development projects in countries like Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Nepal.  The scheme offers young people the chance to develop personally and learn about team working and leadership on projects that are of genuine value to communities around the world. On return to the UK, ICS volunteers undertake an ‘Action at Home Project’, ensuring that their new skills also benefit their local communities.

Kim said: “My 3 Peak challenge is a way of making sure developing countries can continue to benefit from the work of future volunteers, so it’s vital I reach my target. I’ve been training hard, completing other mountains and hikes in preparation for the challenge and I’m hoping everyone will give generously as a result of my effort!

“The project I’m working on is run by the development charity, Raleigh International and aims to fight poverty overseas through making improvements, which are not short-lived, but that are the foundations for the future, bringing together young people to make a difference in some of the poorest communities in the world it is a unique opportunity to work alongside people from a different culture who have requested help from young volunteers to fight poverty and make a difference where it’s needed most. I’m really excited to get out there.”

 

To sponsor Kim visit www.justgiving.com/kim-baloo-buchan or text RALK99 to 70070 and add the amount you wish to donate.

To find out more about ICS or Raleigh international, visit www.volunteerics.org or www.raleighinternational.org

 

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