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Elena Kvochko

Strive 2018

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Social and economic progress and impact don’t happen on their own. We all have a role to play and need to take responsibility and ownership. With the rising tensions and chaotic global developments, it is becoming hard to distinguish what is fake, and what is real, and how to support our core values. Therefore, together with the [url=https://www.big-change.org]Big Change Foundation[/url] and [url=http://strive challenge]Strive team[/url], I hope to encourage more people of various generations and backgrounds to step up for the causes they believe in and work on the impactful projects. We believe education is key to making crucial judgements and decisions, helping reduce tensions and contributing to bridging those social and economic gaps. [/p][p]I have organized charity campaigns before focused on raising awareness for important values. I realized the root causes of the social and economic tensions are actually much deeper. Providing access to education, training, volunteering opportunities, backing up impactful and promising education projects - all of these help make young people aware of the power of their voice and ability to take more risks. And through my previous expeditions, I learned myself first-hand that whoever doesn’t risk, doesn’t summit. [/p][p]To contribute to this mission, we are joining forces to support [url=https://www.big-change.org]Big Change Foundation[/url]. It was set up as a social impact Accelerator to back education projects and initiatives for creative and alternative ways of educating young people. The Foundation finds, incubates, and connects powerful ideas to benefit people regardless of their social and economic status, help drive change, and bridge gaps. Each selected [url=https://www.big-change.org/projects/]project [/url]is different, but all serve a common purpose.[/p][p]As an awareness campaign for this purpose and the Big Change Foundation, together with a [url=https://www.strivechallenge.org/the-team/]core team[/url] spearheaded by [url=https://twitter.com/strivechallenge/status/1030016421890347008]Sir Richard Branson[/url], we decided to unite an extraordinary [url=https://www.strivechallenge.org/the-team/]group[/url] of entrepreneurs, business leaders, activists in a purpose driven-challenge [url=https://www.strivechallenge.org]“Strive”[/url]. Hundreds of Strivers will join us across various stages in the lifetime challenge. [/p][p]This challenge is not for the faint-hearted! [/p][p]Hundreds of miles of cycling, open sea kayaking, climbing, and then - ascending to the top of Mt. Mont Blanc (one of the world’s [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Summits]7 summits[/url]) - will help participants discover the meaning of perseverance and endurance, like never before. [/p][p]At times, we will go through snow, glaciers, high rocky ridges that involve scrambling using both hands to climb upwards. Crossing glaciers and snowy terrain with an ice axe for balance and safety, and roped up to fellow climbers - it is a true teamwork. If one gives up, all go down. [/p][p]In those days going through long and demanding terrains, with narrow exposed ridges, we will probably see the limits of our physical and mental abilities, but continue until there will be no more roads left to cycle, to more seas to cross, and no more mountains to climb.[/p][p]It is the coming together of people united by a common set of values and a need to work together to always improve the world that gives us the courage the continue. [/p][p]Join me![/p][p]You can follow my journey [url=https://twitter.com/ekvochko]@ekvochko[/url] [/p][p][i]100% of donations go to the Foundation. [/i][/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3Z34kJXxpdc?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p]
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Thanks for all your doing for an amazing cause! Congrats on achieving your financal goal.



Go Elena! Looking forward to hearing epic tales in October!




Survive the torture!


Nell and Steve

Elena, your effort is awe-inspiring - and we are delighted to help with your mission. Bravo to you and the whole Strive Team!



Mark Arian