mountain trekking courses for children of Ak-Suu
On the last Saturday, on 11th of February, 2017, Ak-Sai Travel team headed to the Issyk Kul Lake, to the village Teplokluchenka and met our guys in Ak Suu orphanages. We haven’t seen those children month and a half.
This year, we decided to concentrate on the specific purpose of work with children from Ak-Suu orphanage. We want them to be a part of our big Ak-Sai mountain family and work in this region.
Ak-Sai Travel started this meeting from a little demonstration, where children learnt more about trekking equipment like: 1) Rucksack, 2) Tent, 3) Sleeping bag, 4) Mattress, 5) Alpenstock, 6) Rope, 7) Carbine, 8) Bindings etc. Later, we headed to the school playground, where was prepared suspension bridge, suspended path through the river, the ground to set a tent and the place to set the bonfire.
All children had been split on several teams and every team had an opportunity to pass improvised trekking in mountains, with only difference, we weren’t in mountains, but on the school playground.
Our children had very good practice of packing their rucksack, setting tent, starting a bonfire, building of stretcher to carry injured person and try their skills on the suspended bridge.
Next weeks the team of Ak-Sai from Karakol and Ak-Suu is going to devote some more lessons for our children at the same sphere. There is a purpose to train worth successors to work on treks during summer season. All trainings we want to enshrine with the real trekking to the real mountains, where children will feel the experience of healthy lifestyle and the deep-deep nature. Later it will help them to live their lives worthily. This layer of the society is the most vulnerable and graduates of orphanages work three-four times harder than anyone to reach good results.
This is our passed weekend within “Travel, Discover, Help” project.