In 2012 the Roof of the World Rally will be supporting some great causes, our main partner for this event will be Save the Children. More information regarding the exact projects to be run with the funds from this years rally will follow in due course.
If you scroll down the page we will also find some further information about some small charities the Rally has supported and still supports, whether through vehicle donations, past fundraising or through distributing wishlists. We have two wishlists for 2012 - one for Sworde-Teppa and one for Oshti Milli (a local Tajik charity working in education). Teams can do direct drop off's to Sworde-Teppa, and all donations to Oshti Milli will go via the Save the Children office in Dushanbe.
Save the Children works in more than 120 countries, including Tajikistan. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.
More than 8 million children under five die needlessly every year from illnesses we can prevent or treat. You and your team will be helping to save children’s lives by entering the Tajikistan Rally and fundraising for Save the Children.
Find out more about our work at www.savethechildren.org.uk
SWORDE-Teppa is an international development organisation specialising in sustainable development projects in Tajikistan, the poorest country in central Asia.
Using our specialist local knowledge, we run poverty reduction and improvement programmes which are wanted and needed by the community. We are located in Kurgan-Tyube, about 100km south of the capital Dushanbe.
We are a registered charity (UK reg. no. 1100598) but have no HQ in the UK and all UK personnel are volunteers. All funds raised go direct to Tajikistan where they are used carefully and properly for the benefit of the community. SWORDE-Teppa’s enthusiastic national staff in Tajikistan are given the opportunity to develop their skills for the benefit of themselves and the community. Many of these staff are also volunteers.
Our programmes are run from the English & Education Centre, which was completely renovated using our own funds, and contributions from the British Embassy and British Council, and done with the enthusiastic support of our local volunteers. The Centre was opened in June 2006 by HRH The Duke of York.
SWORDE-Teppa supports local kindergartens, orphanages, schools, universities and the local community by implementing and supporting diverse projects. These are linked together to reduce poverty and lead to a healthier and more fulfilled life for all the community.
Our projects include specialist training and other activities relating to health, sport & leisure, IT, scientific research on conservation and environmental issues and much more – all on an incredibly tight budget. We have helped to build capacity and capability of central and local government, regional and local groups and companies, and individuals of all ages and all walks of life in Tajikistan.
In short, SWORDE-Teppa helps people to help themselves and their community. For more information, see our website:
We are also looking for gifts in kind to help reduce our day to day running costs and improve the facilities and services that we can offer to the local community.
Sworde-Teppa's wishlist is HERE, anything that could be donated will be deeply appreciated.
Thanks for your support from all at SWORDE-Teppa in Tajikistan!