Project Ruach Optics

by Fundacion Cristiana Comunitaria para Personas con Discapacidad Ruach
Project Ruach Optics
Project Ruach Optics
Project Ruach Optics
Project Ruach Optics
Nov 5, 2020

Eric (64) running for the optic proyect

help me to be who I am
help me to be who I am

 

Introduccion

Although hurican ETA is leaving his damage in a part of Nicaragua, and the rains are running in the rest of Nicaragua, we are doing fine. And grateful of all live gives us!

Working together

We, Ruach personnel and volunteers in Juigalpa, are very active running our community home for intellectually disabled adults and organizing developmental activities for this vulnerable population group. We would not be as successful as we have been without the moral and financial support from people in and outside Nicaragua. Unfortunately we still depend on donations, but our dream is to become financially independent by establishing ‘Ruach Optics’, an optical services business. Fortunately for us we have a network of people who help us promote our work and raise money in their own circle. We want to share the activity Eric is planning. Maybe it gives you ideas how to support us.  And another reason: we want to ask to support him. And so: us!  So we come, step by step, nearer to the goal to have the money to start the optics...

Eric activities for Ruach

Eric is one of Ruach’s stalwarts. He is the translator of Dutch blogs into English for www.vivirjuntos.org, is chief editor of the Quarterly Newsletters in English, and promotes Ruach’s work in and around Sherborne, UK where he lives with his Britsh wife.

But his enthusiasm goes even further: he also supports Ruach with his runner’s legs! What started as a bit of a joke on New Year’s Eve 2016 with a solo run of 26 kilometers raising some money from family and friends, has turned into an annual event with the additional challenge that every next run needs to cover a longer distance. He ran 31 km in his 2nd Ruach Run in 2018 in the hills around Sherborne. In 2019 he participated in a 50 km road race in his Dutch place of birth Winschoten where he was cheered on by relatives in front of his former parental home.

Eric’s 4th Ruach Run
For this year Eric had  found an event in the UK, and registered for the ultramarathon of the Lulworth Cove Trail Challenge on 7 November, a 53 km race on the stunningly beautiful Jurassic Coast in Dorset, South England.

Eric writes: “It will be a run up and down many cliffs climbing a total of 2,300 (vertical) meters. Coming down those meters will be slow and tough as well. because of recent injuries or travel restrictions between Netherlands and England. But I hope to keep going nonetheless, and raise some more funds needed to start the ‘Ruach Optics’ project”. It’s unfortunate that my 3 running partners will not all be able to join me, or only for part of the way, 

Eric’s 4th Ruach Run
This year, because of COVID-19 travel restrictions Eric had to find an event in the UK, and registered for the ultramarathon of the Lulworth Cove Trail Challenge on 7 November, a 53 km race on the stunningly beautiful Jurassic Coast in Dorset, South England.

Eric writes: “It will be a run up and down many cliffs climbing a total of 2,300 (vertical) meters. Coming down those meters will be slow and tough as well. because of recent injuries or travel restrictions between Netherlands and England. But I hope to keep going nonetheless, and raise some more funds needed to start the ‘Ruach Optics’ project”. It’s unfortunate that my 3 running partners will not all be able to join me, or only for part of the way,  

Pledging your support

You can support Eric’s run: through the  Ruach’s mother foundation in the Netherlands: 1)Vivir Juntos, Leiden, account number NL10 TRIO 0390 943711, and the reference ‘Eric’s 4th Ruach Run’. 2) or by the donating button on the optics proyect page of GlobalGiving.

And let him know of your intention to sponsor him by email, so he can give you, after the run, an up date!   Via ruachjuigalpa@gmail.com  or his private email address ericjager56@gmail.com

Your involvement means the world to us. Together we can make a difference!

Eric sponsorrun for Ruach
Eric sponsorrun for Ruach

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Fundacion Cristiana Comunitaria para Personas con Discapacidad Ruach

Location: Juigalpa, Chontales - Nicaragua
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Project Leader:
Astrid Delleman
Juigalpa, Chontales Nicaragua
$5,089 raised of $40,965 goal
 
76 donations
$35,876 to go
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