The Aspiring Youth Development Trust runs the Coast to Coast Rangers Programme as one of its core activities.
The AYDT presents a community-based approach to promote, support, encourage, and facilitate the development of sustainable knowledge, and facilitate the development of sustainable knowledge, values, skills, and personal experiences of youth, that will be beneficial for their development into adulthood, and consequently for the community.
The Coast to Coast Rangers Programme was initiated in 2015 from the common goal and passion of multisport athletes to give youth the unique opportunity to be involved in outdoor events, in particular the iconic Kathmandu Coast to Coast event.
In coordination with our schools, and support of the community, our youth are trained and mentored by professional multisport athletes. participate in the iconic Coast to Coast race and associated activities run through the Rangers programme.
By participating in the C2C Rangers programme, and rising to the challenge, the teams come to recognise that it is not just about the race.
By undertaking (and enjoying!) this journey, they have gone to places they perhaps would never have seen, met people that perhaps may never have associated with, and have constantly stepped outside their comfort zones.
After months of training and mental grit as a team, our youth competing in the two gruelling days of the iconic Coast to Coast, having gained new skills and qualities valuable for adulthood.
Photograph / Video credits: Vanessa Wells , Jess Moffatt