Tibet is a huge area and is on the largest plateau on planet Earth! There are many miles between villages and lakes, with few roads between. It is a simple beauty one sees when traveling here.
I know this from my travel in Tibet. With driver and guide, I saw this beautiful Yamdrok Lake, one of the three holy lakes. It’s surface water is at 14,570 feet. Yes, you can feel the altitude when you hike in this area. There were young girls in the area too. Immediately, I saw limited housing, no sunglasses being worn by either girl, and although it was a school day, they were out here holding this young child who wore no hat or eye protection.
When one is out in this clear air and sunshine, especially at this altitude, it is most important to protective your eyes. Thus Kyila, Founder/Director of Kiki’s Kids plans to reach out to families in the remote areas of Tibet.
Kyila actually grew up on the north side of Mount Everest in Tibet, and knows there are many miles between her hometown and Lhasa. As a result, she plans to travel around Tibet, meet families and provide training on the importance of children receiving an education….all children, blind and sighted!
She will camp with tent and sleeping bag so she can travel more distances, meet more families and not need to look for overnight accommodations. Later this year we will have a tent and sleeping bag on its way to Kyila! Helping her get her message out is most important, especially for the young children who will benefit from an education.
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