Help the girls reach new heights!
Our team of 24 young women trains seven days a week to be mountaineers, community leaders, and change makers. They have set their sights on new peaks to summit and we need to raise $15,000 to get them there!
Ascend trains young women not only to climb mountains, but to be role models and leaders, setting an example of achievement and service to others. Young people working together can break the cycle of violence and usher in change. We invest in each athlete’s development as she becomes a stronger individual, teammate, and community member. Mountains are the vehicle, and these brave women are driving social change.
We have 24 team members working hard every week. An average week includes five training activities and several hours of volunteering. We need to raise funds to get them out of Kabul and into the mountains! $15,000 will allow us to bring all 24 team members for 8 days of intensive climbing, wilderness therapy, and practicing leadership in a safe and remote mountain environment. Volunteer guides ensure their safety.
Since we are an all-volunteer organization, you can rest assured that your dollars will go directly to the team.
What our campaign will cover
|Domestic flights for 24 team members to a safe location for climbing||$6000|
|Food for 8 days of intensive climbing||$3000|
|One night of accommodations & food in group housing||$500|
|New first aid kits||$200|
|Family recognition ceremony after the trip||$500|
|Safe transportation of expat volunteer staff||$1000|
|One scouting trip by local staff to ensure host government support||$800|
|First aid refresher course||$400|
|Replacements for worn gear & equipment||$2600|
|Training Expedition Total:||$15,000|