Trek and Help Lives in This Hike-For-A-Cause
by Sherry Tadeja, December 11, 2018 4:47pm
Art by Jessa Malapit
Outdoor activities like trekking and hiking are for people who love and appreciate the beauty of the great outdoors. However, there are some who are forcibly displaced from their homes because of conflict, war, violence, and persecution. This is a reality of the world's refugees: an estimated total of two billion-kilometer walk a year to reach safety, according to a report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR).
Trail Adventours mountaineering group, an all-Pinoy trekking team has previously partnered with the UNCHR to honor the resilience of refugees and displaced persons by trekking the Everest Base Camp. Now, both organizations are taking the "2 Billion Kilometers to Safety" campaign a notch higher by organizing a fund-raising, hike-for-a-cause event, happening on December 15.
For only Php2,500 you can avail a beginner-friendly hike led by Travel Adventours in Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Batangas with a side trip to Sombrero Island. The funds raised are set to help forcibly displaced families around the world.
“We all have our grand thoughts about changing the world,” says Angie Tan-Sarreal of Trail Adventours. “Sometimes it’s recognizing how you can help, even if in the little ways."
If you're interested to join this adventurous cause, follow this link to sign up.
This article is created based on a press release from The UN Refugee Agency. For more information, visit www.stepwithrefugees.org.