This year, KORA will be looking at using the funds that the cyclists will raise to kickstart a wonderful project that will finance cycling trails in the Bungamati Area of Kathmandu valley, making the area perfect for families, amateur riders, and even professional riders wishing to improve their biking skills. The collective benefits of this fund raising will benefit cyclists themselves, and each contributor can be glad that their contributions have helped Nepal have its first Cycle Friendly Zone – with trails for each type of rider.
At Bungamati, the Bungamati Trails Initiative is led by a group of youth representing different local clubs, working together in this initiative that will lead to more people visiting the place, and create employment opportunities for the locals as cycling guides, repair centres, coffee shops, handicraft centres and also eventually overnight stays. All this will contribute to the reconstruction efforts in this area.
Each contributors contribution will be.recorded as part of this initiative, and each funder can be happy that their contributions have kickstarted something innovative in Nepal.
67 Kms as the crow flies, northwest of Kathmandu on the Tamang Heritage trail is a quaint village: Gatlang. With basic health amenities lacking the people of Gatlang, for long have had to drive to Dunchhe or Kathmandu to access proper health care.
Medicare on wheels is a project that aims to provide the people of Gatlang speedy access to healthcare. The money collected from your pledge will be put to buy an ambulance for the people of this village.
After the devastating earthquake of April 2015 most of the schools in the countryside were reduced to rubble. Nepal Cyclist Ride to Rescue (NCRR) took on the responsibility to build 7 schools in 7 weeks at Sikharbesi, Nuwakot.
Till date they have finished building six of the promised seven. The money that you pledge towards Kora this year will go towards the completion of the seventh school.
With 90 % of health facilities being brought down in the earthquake hit districts; people are struggling with access to health service, and more so pregnant women. The government is doing its best to revitalize health delivery system even if it means through temporary arrangements. As citizens we are calling for immediate action to revive health facilities to provide treatment and save lives. However, this is not enough, because as individuals Everyone can contribute to make a difference to see a change.
Kathmandu KORA, the annual cycling event around the Kathmandu valley is a popular mobilization experience to get people involved on newborn and under 5 survival problems in Nepal. This year it has a distinct meaning because we have termed it the Recovery Ride against the backdrop of destruction caused by the double quake in April and May. The consequence of damage to the health system is evident when people, more so pregnant women and newborns do not have access to life saving services. You can support Kathmandu KORA 2015s recovery ride by contributing directly or sponsor cyclists of your choice for every KM they cover in the 50, 75 and 100 KM challenge category.
The resource you contribute will go into reviving the health facility in Maikaibari VDC, Bhimeswor in Dolakha district and serving about 7000 people including those from neighboring Lakuri Danda VDC and Magadeurali VDC. Engaging in this event as a cyclists, supporter or sponsor you become one amongst the Everyone to help save newborn lives in Nepal.
This is a collective call for engagement by Nepal Cyclist Ride to Rescue, Kathmandu Cycle City 2020, Karma Foundation and Save the Children.
KORA 2015 goal
Two million for health facilities through Everyone Recovery Ride
HOW DO WE ACHIEVE THIS?
Easy. We register. We share. We talk to people about what we are doing, and get pledges from them for each kilometre we are riding.