As a father of 3 boys and a junior basketball coach, Evan Giosis realised that one of the greatest joys he has in life is witnessing and helping with the education and personal development of children. When the opportunity arose to participate in Trek Nepal 2019, he saw it as a chance to give back to the community and make a difference.
The Trek Nepal 2019 team consists of 21 Computershare employees from Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong who will embark on a trip of a lifetime, strenuously hiking for 6 days through the Annapurna Mountain Range in the Himalayas. With an ambitious fundraising target of AUD 143,000 they have dedicated extensive amounts of personal time fundraising for their trip. With Computershare covering all travel costs, 100% of the money raised will go towards the World Youth International School in Nepal, ensuring that it can continue to support the many local children who may not otherwise receive an education. The team will complete the trek with a welcome reception at the school where they will be able to see first-hand how their efforts are making a positive impact on the lives of the students, as well as the wider community.
“I want to do what I can to help World Youth International with their mission to bring these opportunities to the children of Nepal,” says Evan.
Evan has been an avid hiker since he was 8 years old, when his dad took him on his first hike from Mount Hotham to Falls Creek in the snow. Since then it has become a tradition for Evan to undertake a hike each year, bringing along his own children and nephews, as they turn 8. Even so, Evan has had to increase his training to ensure he has the endurance to make such a mountainous journey.
“I have been doing a few tough hikes in preparation. The Staircase Spur to Mt Bogong and the Lerderderg Spur tracks are very good practice. I’m not too worried about the trek itself. Having not visited many developing countries I think the culture shock will be one of the biggest challenges for me.”
The team commence Trek Nepal on 6 November. You can help them achieve their fundraising goal and improve children’s education in Nepal by donating here.
Evan with others from the Trek Nepal team in Melbourne