Jake's Journey to Nepal

Jake Kirkman Start Date: Jun 21, 2016 - End Date: Dec 20, 2016

My Travel Story

by: Jake Kirkman Start Date: Jun 21, 2016 - End Date: Dec 20, 2016
In December 2016, I will be embarking on the journey to Mankhu, Nepal where I will volunteer for 3 months. I will have to raise £2,290 for this trip and I need your help to do so.

In April 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu and communities for miles around. It destroyed homes, infrastructure and ancient sites, as well as resulting in the deaths of 9,000 people and injuring many more.

My role will be to assist with rebuilding efforts in a village called Mankhu, as well as assisting at the local school and with agriculture. Furthermore, much of this project is based on empowering local women through sustainable agriculure, who have been subject to domestic abuse or have been ostracised by communities. 

I aim to document this journey with my camera and a blog to gather stories from different people along the way. I love to hear people’s stories, as they can give you a real insight into their lives and their experiences.