The Mongol Rally 2017: a Road Trip for Project Gahate

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Raf Dielemans & Alexander Van Baelen
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24/06/2017 - 16:17

Thanks for taking the time to visit our page!

Our names are Raf Dielemans and Alexander Van Baelen and we’re team Rutski Patrutski. We are taking part in the Mongol Rally 2017, a road trip from London to Ulan Ude in Russia via Mongolia. The aim of the rally is not to arrive first at the finish line, rather to enjoy something we hope to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and - as importantly - to raise money for a charity. The organisers of the rally require each team to raise a minimum amount of € 1000. However, our commitment is truly intrinsic and we find the fundraising to be an important part of the adventure. Many hours of research have gone into finding a charity which we are really supportive of. We looked for a charity where every Euro, Dollar or NOK donated would maximize the impact on people’s lives; a small project where the additional funds raised with our help will be quickly and effectively used; and a charity that shows transparency and evidence on what it does and where funds raised go to. We ended up choosing: Project Gahate.

Project Gahate is a small organisation founded by 2 Belgian people from Limburg who were appalled by the poor living conditions of the people living in the Eastern part of Nepal while travelling in the region. One of the small villages in Eastern Nepal is Gahate. The village with around 5000 inhabitants had no road infrastructure, no health care facilities and only very basic primary school infrastructure. Project Gahate was founded to help the poor population in Gahate by launching a number of initiatives. It is run from Belgium by 5 people who regularly travel to Nepal to follow up on projects. In addition they get the help from a local committee of 9 people. This has proven to be very successful as the local population from the village are very much involved in the realization of Project Gahate’s initiatives. Project Gahate receives financial aid from a few sponsors mainly located in Limburg and a small monthly contribution from a number of donors.

Until recently Project Gahate had mainly focused on building a permanent medical aid centre in Gahate to make sure children and adults have access to first aid health care whenever they are sick or injured. Construction started in 2012 and was finished in 2016. The centre is now run by 3 local people whose salaries are paid by Project Gahate. All medical aid and medication is also free and paid by Project Gahate. At the time the medical aid centre was about to be finished Nepal was hit by an earthquake. Many schools were destroyed, teachers died and after, children had to take classes outside in the open air.  One of these schools terribly struck by the earthquake was the Shree Salewa Higher Secondary School in Dhobane, a village in the same region of Nepal as Gahate. The people from Project Gahate decided to start a 2nd initiative and help rebuilding the school by constructing 4 new class rooms. By using prefab material the cost of the project has been limited to € 49 000. The outer construction has already been done, all the rest now needs to be finished so children (aged 14-16) can start taking classes next year. This is the project we are trying to raise money for. On the pictures below you can see the construction plan of the 4 class rooms as well as a picture of the current school infrastructure.

Project Gahate maintains a blog which can be found on: http://gahate-nepal.blogspot.co.uk. You can find here more information about the history and the progress of the projects that have been set up. More details about the mission and the organisation are also available on the following website supported by the Flemish government: http://4depijler.be/organisatie/4depijler/project_gahate_nepal. Sadly these are in Dutch only. Anyone, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our charity. We are keen to give you as much information and are happy to put you in contact with the people behind Project Gahate.

You can follow us on every step of the rally on our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RutskiPatrutski/). The Rally begins on the 16th of July, and we are hoping to cross the finish line by 20th of August.

Again a massive thank you for checking out our page and making a donation. We appreciate any help we get!   

Raf & Alexander

Doação

€ 25
25/06/2017
Raf Dielemans
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€ 25
26/06/2017
Jeroen Dielemans
Good luck with your car and all the other challenges! Enjoy your once in a lifetime experience trip and be careful! Great fundraising project!
€ 15
26/06/2017
Ester Vanmol
Nice project! Goodluck with the rally!
€ 50
27/06/2017
Mia en Peter Dielemans-Damen
Mooi initiatief! Fantastisch wat jullie doen voor het goede doel. Wij blijven jullie tijdens deze unieke ervaring dan ook met plezier volgen. Veel succes, en een veilige reis!
€ 25
09/07/2017
Alexander Van Baelen
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€ 10
10/07/2017
Steffan
Good luck guys! Have a blast and get back home safely!
€ 10
10/07/2017
Kevin Vanachter
No comments.
€ 50
11/07/2017
Joost Houben - Lipton Ice Tea
No comments.
€ 50
11/07/2017
Kris Van Baelen
Godspeed!
€ 25
11/07/2017
Annalisa Poddighe
Veel succes! Prachtig project!
€ 10
11/07/2017
koen vranken
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 50
12/07/2017
Annelies Van Baelen
-
€ 150
12/07/2017
Toon Feyaerts
Good luck both of you. I wish you a save trip and don't forget the people who stay here:-) Have a save trip.
€ 50
13/07/2017
Thomas Van baelen
Succes!✌
€ 15
14/07/2017
Mina Mina Kristensen
Good luck and enjoy!!!
€ 25
17/07/2017
Simon Kerckhoven
Raf, met enorm veel respect voor wat je onderneemt en toch ook wel wat jaloezie om welke prachtige delen van de wereld jullie nu weer gaan ervaren, wens ik jullie heel veel succes op dit nieuwe avontuur. Geniet er van, ik kijk alvast uit naar je foto's en verhalen wanneer je weer terug bent. Take care
€ 50
27/07/2017
Rosette Damen
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€ 100
15/08/2017
Tante Mia Derkx
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 100
15/08/2017
Moeke Elisabeth Stultjens
Groeten veel succes en behouden thuiskomt van moeke en tante Mia
€ 50
16/08/2017
Harry Coenjaerts
Veel succes!
€ 40
16/08/2017
Marianne Van Baelen
Go go go!!!
€ 75
18/08/2017
Leen Van Baelen
You did it! x
€ 15
18/08/2017
Stefan Willen
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€ 25
19/08/2017
Danny Hermans
Raf, Proficiat met het behalen van de Finish!!!!!!!!!!
€ 10
21/08/2017
Stefan en Dominique
Good Luck guys....vanwege 2 pukkelpop tap collega's ...PS ook buren van C. en P.
€ 30
03/09/2017
Dori and Barto
Great project !!we are proud of you!
Doação
€ 25
Raf Dielemans
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 25
Jeroen Dielemans
Good luck with your car and all the other challenges! Enjoy your once in a lifetime experience trip and be careful! Great fundraising project!
€ 15
Ester Vanmol
Nice project! Goodluck with the rally!
€ 50
Mia en Peter Dielemans-Damen
Mooi initiatief! Fantastisch wat jullie doen voor het goede doel. Wij blijven jullie tijdens deze unieke ervaring dan ook met plezier volgen. Veel succes, en een veilige reis!
€ 25
Alexander Van Baelen
-
€ 10
Steffan
Good luck guys! Have a blast and get back home safely!
€ 10
Kevin Vanachter
No comments.
€ 50
Joost Houben - Lipton Ice Tea
No comments.
€ 50
Kris Van Baelen
Godspeed!
€ 25
Annalisa Poddighe
Veel succes! Prachtig project!
€ 10
koen vranken
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 50
Annelies Van Baelen
-
€ 150
Toon Feyaerts
Good luck both of you. I wish you a save trip and don't forget the people who stay here:-) Have a save trip.
€ 50
Thomas Van baelen
Succes!✌
€ 15
Mina Mina Kristensen
Good luck and enjoy!!!
€ 25
Simon Kerckhoven
Raf, met enorm veel respect voor wat je onderneemt en toch ook wel wat jaloezie om welke prachtige delen van de wereld jullie nu weer gaan ervaren, wens ik jullie heel veel succes op dit nieuwe avontuur. Geniet er van, ik kijk alvast uit naar je foto ...
€ 50
Rosette Damen
-
€ 100
Tante Mia Derkx
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 100
Moeke Elisabeth Stultjens
Groeten veel succes en behouden thuiskomt van moeke en tante Mia
€ 50
Harry Coenjaerts
Veel succes!
€ 40
Marianne Van Baelen
Go go go!!!
€ 75
Leen Van Baelen
You did it! x
€ 15
Stefan Willen
-
€ 25
Danny Hermans
Raf, Proficiat met het behalen van de Finish!!!!!!!!!!
€ 10
Stefan en Dominique
Good Luck guys....vanwege 2 pukkelpop tap collega's ...PS ook buren van C. en P.
€ 30
Dori and Barto
Great project !!we are proud of you!