TUESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2016 – Oshwal Ekta Centre – an eventful evening at the second volunteer briefing meeting for the Oshwal Trekkers!
The original idea came out of the concept of the “Great Outdoors” from the Youth Conference, held back in September 2016. The idea was to combine a love for the outdoors with sewa work and so a few Oshwal volunteers with a keen interest in trekking came up with the Oshwal Trek idea!!
Following on from the first volunteer briefing meeting (VBM), at the second VBM we had Oshwal sharing their experience of trekking. Malaben spoke about how to prepare for the trek and focusing on have the right equipment and also having the right positive MINDSET to achieve your goal.
To download slides from Malaben’s presentation, click here.
There was also a quick discussion about how to train for the trek, with the emphasis on starting early with the training.
We also had an quick first aid demonstration exercise. Suraj was “injured” and the team quickly came to his assistance, with Malaben providing some basic first aid.
The aim of the demonstration was to highlight some basic points of advise which everyone should adhere to when trekking, e.g.
- Using a buddy system – so no one is left alone to climb on the mountain
- Knowing basic first aid – for which we will be organising a first aid course
- Knowing who the first aides are in the group – and calling for help
After the first aid demonstration, Roshniben gave a short presentation about her experience of training for a trek to Base Camp. It was very useful and highlighted the need to focus on early training.
Hemini, highlighted the key objective of the VBMs was to provide an overview of vision and objectives as well as provide some guidelines to the volunteers who can then take a lead in helping to organise the Oshwal Trek.
The next step for the Oshwal Trekkers is to present to the Executive Committee (EC) at their December 2016 meeting, the whole Oshwal Trek proposal and gain approval so that the trek can be officially be launched!!
To see more pictures from the meeting, click here.
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