|Two bikes, Two cities, 1200 kilometers - Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal to fight illiteracy..
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|The Ride to Read Sponsored by Credit Suisse|
|A (Long) BIKE RIDE TO EDUCATE CHILDREN IN NEPAL
From April 13tth to May 4th, 2004, we (Nicolas Bertsché and David McQuillen) mountain biked from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. It was more than 1,200km on the highest roads in the world, across the himalayas. The air was thin, the road was hard, and we're did it so kids could read a book.
|“We thrive on entrepreneurial spirit and creative ideas: The ‘Ride to Read’ is a classic example of passionate and dedicated people committing themselves to bringing children the lifelong gift of education. We are proud to be part of the same team!"
- John Wood,
Founder of Room to Read
|We did it! Thank you!
We had a goal of 10,000CHF, but eventually raised more than
25,000 CHF (!!!)
That was enough for...
10 years of scholarships
14,000 Nepalese kids' books
|All donations went to Room to Read|
More than 1 billion people in the world are illiterate, resulting in poverty, oppression and wars. In Nepal, rural illiteracy is as high as 70 %. We wanted to help break the cycle of poverty by raising 10,000 Swiss Francs to build libraries, fund scholarships and publish books. We raised more than 23,000 CHF. More >>
|Rode our bikes across terrain like this...|
|...to raise money to build libraries in Nepal like this...|
|...so kids like her could learn to read and improve their lives.|
|How can you help?
We would be most grateful if you can contribute to our cause (the ride is over, but the problem persists). More >>
|Who are we?
We're just a couple of guys who were sitting behind our desks at work and decided that we had to do something to help others. And so we did. More >>
|Thanks for your support everybody!
...Nicolas and David
Nicolas Bertsché - firstname.lastname@example.org
David McQuillen - email@example.com
|Thanks to our Sponsors!|