Members of the CAREducation Youth Team drove their own auto rickshaws covering over 1200km from Bhuj, Gujarat to Manali, Himachal Pradesh in 12 days. They drove through the rural villages of Gujarat, across the deserts of Rajasthan, up to the hilly terrain of the Himalayas. This trip was endorsed by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi. The team fundraised over £30,000 and gained international media coverage. A journey that truly inspired change.
Our Youth team, UK based universities and general volunteers have undertaken some incredible adventures to raise funds for our projects.
Project CARE organises annual volunteering trips for university students and raise funds for the charity. The initiative was conceived by a group of students following their first volunteering trip to Bhuj in 2013. Following the enormous success of this first trip, it was decided to run the trip annually, and expand the trips to CARE’s school in Manali. The volunteers teach and support the staff at the centres and often come away having learnt more themselves!
A team of 35 volunteers took on the challenge of a lifetime to climb the highest freestanding mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro. They trekked for over six days to reach the final height of 5895m. Together the team participated in personal fundraising to car boot sales and book sales to raise over £50,000. On their return, they organised the hugely successful evening dinner and dance event, Midnight Safari.