MIRRABOOKA resident Ayla Walker will embark on a life-changing journey next month to help the less fortunate as part of a Save the Children trek through the Himalayas.
Ms Walker (25) is among a group of intrepid Australians who will travel to the Nawalparasi region to volunteer their time, including helping to build a school.
An experienced social worker, she said she had seen first-hand what a huge difference education and support could mean in a child’s life.
‘I decided to sign up for Nepal 2014 because I have always been an advocate for children, and wanted to be a part of creating change for their future. It’s an added bonus that I get to have an adventure like no other,’ she said.
‘Save the Children has a huge heart for those in need, they’re dedicated to creating better lives for children, which is something I think everyone wants.’
As part of the adventure, Ms Walker needs to raise $4000, which will go to education projects in local Nepalese communities.
The trip, which runs from November 2 to 16, includes four days of trekking and three days of volunteering, as well as sightseeing in Kathmandu and a Himalayan mountain flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Save the Children currently works in 63 districts of Nepal and in 2013 the organisation’s programs reached 1.9 million people in Nepal. To donate visit www.nepal2014.gofundraise.com.au/page/AylasNepal2014.