Salwat Hamrah (Hope Monk) is on a PAN India cycling tour from Kashmir to Kanyakumari (K2K), a journey he has undertaken to discover India and himself while raising money for the education of talented underprivileged children. Through this expedition, his mission is to raise money to fund the education and sports training of a group of talented and high-potential minors from lower economic backgrounds.
These underprivileged children are in Grade 10 and are at various stages of their journey to playing pro-football. You can find out more about them at www.pottersearthfoundation.org. The Wonder School in Pune a purposeful, immersive, experiential learning institution, where children receive global standard education, has taken on the responsibility to provide a world-class education to these talented children. As a part of their inclusive policy, they support a few children every year to further their talents and providing high-quality education to children who may not have the financial means to afford it. The school follows the Finnish education style of collaborative teaching. The teachers are also globally trained and bring international practices of teaching to the classroom, helping children excel dynamically.
Commenting on his adventure, Salwat says, “I just wanted to have fun and experience our country, its people, and cultures in a whole new light. I have always loved to test my endurance. So, I decided to cycle from Kashmir to Kanyakumari through the west coast. The whole adventure carried on a whole new meaning when I took the responsibility to raise funds for the education of very talented underprivileged children at The Wonder School, Pune”.
Salwat’s ride of 4,523 km covers 10 Indian states and 2 Union Territories – Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. He is looking to raise Rs. 3,000 for every kilometer cycled. ALL proceeds from this mission will contribute to the College Education, Professional Training, and Sports Equipment for these children.
A spokesperson from The Wonder School shared, “We believe that access to world-class education should not be limited to only those who can afford it. But it should be provided to all children who want it”.
Hope Monk – K2K is a cycling expedition undertaken by Salwat Hamrah, an entrepreneur from Srinagar and co-founder of Bangalore-based outdoor adventure company ‘Get Beyond Limits.’ He is a yoga teacher and an endurance athlete who passionately believes that cycling is key to ensuring a life of sustainability, abundance, and excellence. His objective behind ‘Hope Monk – K2K’ is to live the pure joy of cycling while pushing his mental and physical limits and giving back to society.
We encourage everyone to join Salwat on this fabulous cross-country journey as he tests his own boundaries to support the lives and future of the next major athletes of India.