Bike Ride of a Life Time
Invitation from New Hope India to join in a bike ride of a life time. The Indian off the tourist track 14 day adventure January 2020. The funds raised are all for direct benefit of leprosy affected, disabled children and homeless women. Talk with children whose backgrounds are mostly simply ‘sad’ but what they have achieved is incredible.
Arrive India January 6th to 21st January, 2020 – holiday time and the most pleasant weather time in this part of India. Option to stay on another week if you wish to do volunteer work.
The cost for the trip is with us is $1750.00 AUD, we have new easy to ride 3 gear bikes with carrier. A vehicle follows you with food and equipment where needed. You will travel off the usual tourist track 90% of the time and see places most never get a chance to and at a seasonal time when in rural India there are many activities. Its in northern Andhra Pradesh and into Western Odisha (Orissa). Visakhaptnam, Araku, Vizianagaram, Bobbili, Rayagada, Muniguda, Sambalpur are all marked on most maps.
SENIOR CITIZENS who would simply like to, come and not ‘ride’ can travel in the backup vehicle. (With me Eliazar, Director, I’m not a bike rider) All medical facilities are available in Visakhapatnam and Sambalpur where we travel.
BIRD WATCHERS There is a 4 day add on Chilika Lake. An Oriya speaking guide and all accommodation $530.00
Your first stay will be in New Hope Children’s Community Village – and do 3 days volunteer work if you wish – gardening, teaching English, carpentry, cooking. Go by train to a ‘hill station with incredible views of land and rural villages as its winds it way up. to Araku and see Tribal Kondh villages as you ride through the countryside.
New Hope is a donor to the Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation First Aid Centre in a small town called Chilakalapalli. It has a 20 bed Ward and Love Bundles are given here to patients admitted with ulcer problem caused by leprosy; even though they are long cured. To get there we will ride to Vizianagaram from the starting point which is in Visakhapatnam* New Hope Kottavalsa Community Centre.
Visiting a Leprosy Clinic – a ride through quite rural off track roads. Have lunch and give patients Love Bundles whicjh you have given for in the Bike Ride cost. (If you would like more information on Love Bundles see www.newhopeaustralia.org – or write us.
The World Health Organisation made it sound like leprosy was eradicated. They couldn’t have got it more wrong.
It’s a totall curable disease but the catch is early treatment. New Hope is still caring for the aged who live in Leprosy Colonies.
Travel to Muniguda and see the New Hope Community Centre with the Hospital where so many people have given to have poverty line women and aged leprosy patients being prepared for cataract eye surgery. Meet the challenged young people of Namaste House and stay in the Centre for 3 days, meeting
The Kond Dongria Centre at the major junction to paths to and from their villages is where we have establish their Community Health Centre. It centres on Mother and Child and aiming to reduce Infant Mortality Rates. Meet Tribal women who will come down from the hills on the way to market. Near to the Community Centre we have an established Tribal Care Centre where women have health services.
Part of the Bike Ride funds go to give care packages, Love Bundles started by Maggie sister to aged Tribal poverty line women.Then travel by train to Sambalpur nearest to the leprosy colony where we spend a day interacting with the community. The leprosy colony visit shows a different village lifestyle.
Train in evening returns to Kothavalasa. Children Community Centre. Meet the girls who are all involved in life at New Hope.he cost of your trip in India is based on a group of 12 people.Any fund raising done before the trip for New Hope would be appreciated. Are you ready for fourteen days of enthralling mind boggling adventure?
Experience of a life time?.