"Trek to Build": Project Details
"Trek to Build" and the Limi Valley
The Benefits of the Project
The Expedition: News as Received from Nepal
Recollections of the Expedition
"Trek to Build", 2007: Introduction
"Trek To Build" was Wharfedale District Scouts' contribution to the Solar Electrification Project for the Limi Valley, in the Humla district of North West Nepal. It took the form of an expedition to the Limi valley in August and September 2007. The Rotary Club of Ilkley Wharfedale conceived the project, and was responsible for its overall control. These pages tell you more about the project, particularly from the Scouts' angle.
These pages were prepared by Ian Andrew, e-mail address: is_andrew(a)hotmail.com. Details of Wharfedale District Scouts can be obtained from their web-site; click on the link below (just above the picture). [17 June 2007; last updated on 22 January 2011]
Part of the reason for Scouts and Explorers individually to fundraise was so that word about the project would be spread as far as possible, and so publicity would be generated as a consequence. The cost of the expedition, which took place in August and September 2007 (see "Latest News" elsewhere on this site), was met by each participant through fundraising. As a result of fundraising carried out earlier, Rotary Club of Ilkley Wharfedale (click on the link below) procured the electrical equipment that was installed, i.e. the photovoltaic cells and associated gear, through a donation from lead sponsor, NG Bailey. The equipment was transported to the Limi Valley in advance of the expedition itself.
Fundraising by the Scouts
|Are you old enough to remember Bob-a-Job Week? Then you were probably once a Scout and may now have children (or even grandchildren!) who are in the scouting movement. If you are asked by any of the Scouts to bake them a cake for a stall, sponsor them on a marathon or even just to make a donation, then "do your best", please give generously.|
|NG Bailey were the lead sponsors for the project. However, individual Scouts were out fundraising and consequently some of them secured their own sponsorships from organisations and corporate bodies such as those shown above.|
Rotary and The Nepal Trust
Wharfedale District Scouts' expedition was a joint venture with Rotary, who have been a major contributor and supporter of The Nepal Trust since 1998. This web-site, however, looks at the project from the angle of Wharfedale District Scouts. For more details about Rotary's involvement with The Nepal Trust, follow the link below.