TIC raise over £1000 in climb for Kathmandu

Published on 10th April, 2017 by Andrew Wigford. Published in For Candidates / TIC News / TIC Social

Southern Britain's two highest peaks were tackled to fundraise for school rebuilding in Nepal

This March, the intrepid TIC team donned hiking boots, waterproofs, wooly hats and backpacks to tackle two of the highest mountains in the south of Britain in aid of The British School of Kathmandu’s Appeal.

We climbed the summits of Pen Y Fan and Corn Du in the Brecon Beacons to a height of 2,907 feet (886 metres) up a mountain range that is used by the military as part of the selection process for the UK’s Special Forces personnel! We left in sunshine and spring weather but by the time we reached the summit two hours later we were surrounded by snow and freezing gales. Despite this, both the fit and less fit made it to the top to fly the Nepal and Welsh flags.

Our efforts proved to be a huge charitable success, raising over £1,000 for BIS Kathmandu’s appeal. We would like to thank everyone who so generously supported us.

TIC has been supporting The British School Kathmandu’s charity work in Nepal since the earthquake in 2015. We have a long and positive relationship with the school, helping to recruit their teachers since 2011. So far we have raised over £5000 for the cause which has helped to re-build three schools in the Dhading area that were damaged and destroyed in the earthquake. Funds are now being raised to complete building work on more schools, including a fourth school in Dhading and Gram Sudhar school in Kathmandu. Both schools continue to be used but are at high risk from collapsing. Our recent mountain climb will contribute towards this work.

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Andrew Wigford

Andrew is Managing Director of TIC. He has been involved in international education both as a teacher and Headteacher for over 25 years and has worked in Germany, Colombia and Austria. He set up TIC recruitment in 2005 to help teachers find great jobs in great international schools.