In July 2013, 36 Red Maids visited Nepal. Braving tropical heat and monsoon rain the girls trekked along steep mountain paths with Sherpa guides to emerge at a village school in Uri, perched in the clouds beneath Annapurna.
The community, especially the children, were delighted to see them and everyone pulled together to paint and build a fence around the playground, using materials we had raised money to pay for. We also provided the village with a computer which connects to their one electricity cable.
After a lot of hard work, the girls returned to the luxuries of the valley and an elephant safari in the Chitwan jungle.
Unfortunately, due to the earthquakes in Nepal, we had to postpone the trip we had planned for 2015. A group of students visited and worked in a community project in India instead. However, our fundraising efforts have continued and the next trip will take place during summer 2017.