On the 28th of June, a group of around 40 students from Tanglin Trust School are flying to Ladakh, India, where we will be spending one week assisting in medical camps doing various activities such as dentistry, optometry and general medical checks. We will be working alongside the Himalayan Health Project (HHP); they are an organisation that enables people living in remote Himalayan villages to access vital medical treatment previously inaccessible to them.
Such an important and major project means that us students must raise enough money to fully fund the necessary medical equipment that we will be bringing with us to Ladakh. This means that the group of 40 students must raise roughly SGD$40,000 altogether, so that means between the 5 of us (Adele, Hannah, Gemma, Carla and Megan), we will need to raise $5000 or more.
In order to do this, we have planned to walk 50km on the 21st of April - hence the name 50k for Leh. Leh is the largest city in Ladakh and is also where all of HHP's medical camps are located. Our aim for this walk is to walk past 10 of the major hospitals and medical centres in Singapore, doing so in under 10 hours and keeping the number of stops to a minimum. We humbly ask for you to sponsor us in any way that you can - all the funds raised from this will go towards buying the correct medical equipment needed to carry out the essential medical treatments that these men, women and children require in Ladakh.
To find out more about what we are doing when we get there, you can visit the Himalayan Health Project website at: http://himalayanhealthproject.org/
Once again, we would greatly appreciate any support that you can offer (whether that be in the form of a donation or simply a Facebook share!) to help change the lives of many in Leh.
Thank you so much!