Det blir ett engelskspråkigt inlägg nu då det är fullt upp och jag inte riktigt hinner översätta. Jag började min Nepalresa med att bli matförgiftad (mormor och morfar och mamma det är ingen fara, glöm bort att ni läste det där!) men allt förarbete är nu nästan klart inför dagar med kajak och yoga. Ni får veta mer sedan. Här lite info sedan må jag packa och fixa lite mer.
Himalayan Adventure Girls – such a great group of trekking- kayaking- and rafting guides. They also do social work teaching more girls and women for free to participate in outdoor sports and work in tourism work, they are taking so much time and enery to work for their passion for a change in Nepal where women can be independant, and women and men equal.
They are empowering nepali girls to make an own work and are great role models, while doing what they also love – being in this country’s beautiful nature doing adventures together. Tomorrow they have a training camp for girls (see below) www.himalayangirls.com
“Follow your passion and work hard, even when you meet obstacles – know your aim and goal and go that direction. Even if people will talk badly about you, don’t look back, always move forward”, Anu told at the introduction meeting.
Himalayan Adventuregirls together with Ladie’s Mountain League (founded by Hanna Sjödin – I already have a great feeling for what she’s doing!) are preparing for a training camp for nepali girls and women, to learn rafting and kayaking by HAG teachers, outdoor skills, sharing knowledges, supporting each others (and some daily yoga classes with me too).
We are going to the Trisuli river tomorrow, staying for five days, camping and making our food together.
Some girls are 16 and from a Children Home – and I can not think about better role models than the women from HAG, at the picture: Anu Shrestha who I already know as a friend and guide collegue and who is a great role model for me – and Radha Lama Sita and Kamala – some of the other adventure girls I’m glad to start to learn to know.
Such great work they do for empowering girls to be independant and take part in outdoor sports and tourism industry. To keep the good in a culture and change the not so good as Anu told (unequality between men and women for example) they start from inside, and by going their way, to know and show that they can, it is possible.