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This blog is all about a kayaking project for Nepali girls and our adventure to get over there and help them out. We will keep you updated through this blog with how sponsorship and donations are going and hopefully while we are over there we can keep posting on here - Thanks for checking it out.
The aim of the project is to produce a group of female river guides to work on the rivers in
If you would like to help out in any way with this project whether it's advice, sponsorship, gear, donations, idea's or anything else then please send us an email, give us a call or follow the donations link, it would be much appreciated. Cheers
Check out Inka Trollsas's website (she is the instigator of this awesome project), which has more info about the trip and how things are going from her end. http://www.farawayadventures.com/nepaligirlkayakers.php
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
It's great to catch up with Inka again and to introduce her to the rest of the Kiwi crew. She has done such and amazing job here, most of the girls couldn't even swim a week or two ago, now they are looking really confident in the water and in the kayaks.
Today we have been at the pool with 7 of the Nepali girls working on basic paddling and rolling, it was great to meet them all.They are a great bunch of girls and it's so exciting to see how far they have come already and how far they will go in the next few months.
We got back from the pool and Emi had just arrived at the backpackers, she had come overland from India so it was so awesome to catch up with her, and we all went out for a fantastic feed of dhalbart and some local wine.
Tomorrow we are off to Sukute beach so will be out of contact for a week or 3, the river sounds awesome, and i can't wait to meet the rest of the crew.
Also we heard some really exciting news, Inka has been awarded the Golden Paddle which is an award in Sweden for the Whitewater event of the year. This has been awarded to her for setting up the 'Himalayan River Girls', so that is really cool news, and just shows all the effort, time and energy Inka has put into making this happen. It's amazing to see her here in full swing, she doesn't stop, just working so hard and had been for the last 6 months.