Our pride and contribution in social responsibility
Free MTB training for local youth since the beginning of our company
At the beginning of our business operations we were struggling to establish as a mountain biking tour operator. At the time there were not many bike riders, not many businesses and organization like us which made it hard to get skillful manpower like we have now. We thought why not to offer education and skill to the local community so that they could get involved in the business and be a part and get the benefit? It was quite a challenge to get this new concept across to the community as well as the tourism industry.
Nepal still is more popular as trekking destination rather than mountain biking. We decided to offer free mountain biking training and coaching to local youths particularly from lower social background to those who otherwise would have no access into the tourism industry due to their socio-economic background. We selected some youth/kids that were keen to ride bicycles. We are proud today those kids became a national champion, South Asian Downhill champions as well as many professional MTB bikers and well-disciplined community members with an understanding of MTB and outdoor sector.
School built in rural Kutumsa village
Kutumsa is a village where there is no electricity, water supply, road access and basic needs for people. The people living there are indigenous Magar and Dalit people who usually have no access to mainstream of society and lead a marginalized life. Children had no basic facilities in the school and there was a lack of food, books, stationery and uniforms. We at Pokhara mountain bike adventure contributed to a school building project along with our kind customers and also volunteers. Today we are proud to see a well-established school with better facilities & resources. Children have books, uniforms, snacks, stationery and sport equipment.
Furniture support in Pitamber Higher Secondary School
Pitamber Higher Secondary School is located in Syangja district and lacked furniture for the students and teachers. We at Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventures donated benches and desks. We are proud that many students could benefit from the furniture we donated. We also offered a printer in another school in Chansing.
Relief material support in Earthquake 2015
Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventures has contributed to a social responsibility fund in the affected region by distributing food, clothing and temporary shelter for the people who lost their houses and family members.
Health camp organized in rural village Kutumsa
Kutumsa village has no health post nearby and people living here have no health care access in the village. If they got sick they first visit a traditional healer rather than a health post. We organized a general health camp that focused on gynecological health, eye and general health checkup for the local people.
Stationery and uniform support for local disadvantage children
PMTBA have been providing school support every year to needy children from rural villages that otherwise would have no access to stationery, uniform and mentorships. We hope and believe that this is one of our contributions to empower our future citizens.
Goat distribution to needy people in rural villages
We at Pokhara Mountain Bike Adventures initiated a goat distribution programme in 2016. The programme directly helps the local community who are in poverty. We have distributed goats as a seeding programme in the community that they share this goat among them. This programme has been very successful that contributed to economic support to needy people in rural communities.
Covid 19 1st lockdown relief to needy people
Covid 19 has made all business shutdowns, no work and no pay was the trend in Nepal. People who were dependent on daily wages were highly affected. Having no job had more of an impact than Covid 19 and at that time we had not many cases in our communities because the government decided on strict lockdown. At that time being a responsible company we contributed to food relief for needy people in order to support local community during this hardship.
Covid 19 2nd and 3rd variant lockdown relief for needy people
New variants surged rapidly in India and Nepal. Country was in strict lockdown and again people suffered in hardship due to having no income. In this critical situation some of our respected guests, friends and company jointly contributed to local needy people, freelance guides and porters in order to support local people in hardship.