Would you like to make an adventurous journey and, at the same time, mean something to the local population? This is your chance to make your dreams come true. I think it is insane and amazing and therefore I like to bring this to your attention. Plan Netherlands is looking for adventurous cyclists for an unforgettable journey through Vietnam for Cycle4girls. Cycle4Girls is an impressive and challenging bike ride for 30 women who enter into the adventure and stands up for a better life for girls in Vietnam. The trip will take place from 8 to 17 March 2015. In total you will be cycling 300 km, and although this seems to be a tough tour, you don’t have to be in top condition. You will cycle along fantastic coastal roads, beautiful scenery and infinite paddy fields and en route you will visit your projects. You’ll meet the sponsor children and their families in the traditional villages as well.
Each participant will be sponsored, via a special fundraising page, by family, friends and acquaintances. With the proceeds Plan will work hard to give children access to education, healthy food and safe drinking water. In doing so, special attention is paid to girls because they are disadvantaged and discriminated and therefore still have less access to the necessary basic facilities. Plan works together with the participants for a safe living environment in which the girls can grow up to become strong women with a future. The participants will be kept informed of the developments of the girl in the coming years. In this way the participants are involved in the project which they will visit in March 2015.
Unfortunately I can not go. I think it is a fantastic initiative, and someday I hope to (again) do something beautiful for a good cause. I haven’t been In Vietnam yet, though I’ve been in neighboring Laos and Cambodia. I was not only impressed by the mighty nature, but shocked because of all poverty as well. I think it is beautiful to do such a thing.
Plan Netherlands is looking for 20 cyclists who will go to Vietnam with Plan and fight for better living conditions for girls. Are you excited and are you willing to follow your dream or do you need more information? On 3 July, there will be an information evening in Amsterdam on July 3.
Source: Plan Nederland