The region of Ladakh, in the Himalayas, has numerous remote villages with no or very little access to electricity, education and medical facilities. These areas are inaccessible by road and lie at a trekking distance of 4-5 days, making any form of development very limited.
I am extremely excited to be a part of this year’s Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) to provide clean energy to a rural un-electrified village called Sking in the Zanskar Valley.
What is GHE?
The GHE initiative focuses on implementing a holistic development model for the rural un-electrified Himalayan communities by providing energy access through solar micro-grids. GHE’s objective is to implement the solution in a sustainable, scalable and environmentally beneficial manner, leading to an overall development of the community and empowering the local village population. Impact: GHE has till date electrified 55 villages since it began with its pilot model of DC-based electrification in 2014.
What am I doing?
I will be involved in the expedition throughout from fundraising to the actual installation of micro-grids in the villages of Zanskar Valley. We will be trekking for 4-5 days to reach the villages, where we will be involved in surveying, installations, training of the villagers etc.
How can you help?
Donate - My goal is to raise (INR 1,10,000) to bear the costs of the expedition which will be used as follows:
Cost of Micro-grid material - 32%
Logistics and transportation of the man and material - 68%
I will be bearing the costs of travel + personal equipment myself.
Can’t donate? Share this effort on social media! More awareness means more action.
I will be personally challenging myself by aiming to run 400kms (250 miles) between 1st May until 30th June. I hope to raise Rs.275 for every kilometer I run. Follow my progress and efforts of the expedition here.