Join the trekking adventures with PLAYFWD in the BAY AREA and help support schools for blind children.
100% of donations are supporting Braille Without Borders (Schools in Tibet, Nepal and Kerala, India) and Empower Blind People (Kyrgyz Republic - a school modeled after the Louisiana Center for the Blind (LCB).
There is a deep prejudice against blind children in developing communities and their blindness is considered a curse, some are hidden in dark rooms and or tied down away from public. We can change that within these communities and beyond by building awareness about childrens' needs, giving them HOPE, time to play with others/friends and the happiness they deserve to have.
161 million persons live with a disabling visual impairment, of whom 37 million are blind and 124 million are persons with low vision. Every 5 seconds someone becomes blind, every minute somewhere a child goes blind. About 90% of them live in developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific Regions. 9 out of 10 blind children in developing countries have no access to education.
We have developed trusted connections with the founders and teachers of these organizations, to help us understand their immediate needs and project initiatives. http://www.braillewithoutborders.org/.
A little about the founder Sabriye Tenberken of Braille Without Borders with Oprah.http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Phenomenal-Woman-Sabriye-Tenberken on OPRAH:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL33KfPtf3Y. A school project initiative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEdwaBnaWUk .
Both organizations empower blind children and adults so they themselves can set up projects and schools for other blind people. Programs include, educational courses in computer skills, vocational skills, cane travel skills, home economic skills, english (many other languages), self-integration/self-help, and seminars on leadership and stewardship. Creating bigger access to education, for a better stronger community.
Please help support my mission in helping these beautiful children to have a safe place to learn, play and thrive. Our pre-hike training before we had to Nepal at the end of September for our 20 day expedition to Manaslu and Tsum Valley. JOIN US and help make an impact.
Hike schedule as follows:
Friday Sept. 12th: Sky/ Bear Valley Loop or Woodward Valley Loop, Meet at Bear Valley parking lot at 9:00am
Saturday Sept. 13th: Tomales Point Trail, Meet at Pierce Point Ranch parking lot at 9:00am
Sunday Sept 14th: Coast—Laguna Loop, Meet at Point Reyes Hostel/ Laguna Trail parking lot at 9:00am