Adventure Meets Philanthropy in Nepal This Fall
Tucked away between two giant neighbors, India and China, is the enchanting country of Nepal — home of the world’s tallest mountains and the birthplace of the Buddha. But beyond stunning views of the Himalayas, colorful temples and inexpensive cashmere, is a burgeoning and exciting movement for change.
Creative individuals and organizations are building tools to address the roots of poverty and inequality in their society. This fall, Accountability Lab is giving people around the world like you the unique opportunity to meet these local change-makers, learn first-hand about their work and use your resources and skills to help them grow.
During this week-long Social Impact Tour, you will have many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to see the country’s creative social entrepreneurs in action, guided by the Lab’s team of experts. You will take a trip inside a local government office with the GalliGalli team and learn how they gather information to help citizens navigate public services. You will sit in on the production of Integrity Idol — a pioneering TV show to highlight Nepal’s most honest bureaucrats — and talk with the top finalists about their experiences standing up for what they feel is right. You will attend the awards ceremony of the latest session of the “Accountability Film School” and watch short documentaries made by Nepal’s youth about key issues in their communities. You will see a group of young theater artists use “invisible theater” to spark public discussion on corruption. These are real-life experiences that would be impossible to be part of without the support of our local Nepali team who understand the social and cultural dynamics of the country.
At the end of the week, participants can make a small personal investment into the projects they like the best and offer to mentor these young leaders going forward. You will also have time, of course, to fulfill your dreams to ride an elephant or take a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park; relax with a drink while enjoying a view of Mt. Everest from nearby mountains; or take advantage of the some of the best adventure sports in the world (including paragliding, canyoning, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and bungee jumping). There are hundreds of amazing activities to do in Nepal- although we guarantee that the relationships you build, the understanding and inspiration you gain and the impact you make will be the most meaningful part of the trip.