Help us share our love of a great story
Support The Yak Pack Theatre Project
How the money works:
Funds raised will be used for the cost of delivering the Yak Pack Project itself,
from 5th July to 31st July 2021.
Every penny counts!
£5 pays for a child to enjoy a story-telling performance
£25 pays for 25 children to receive an illustrate-it-yourself copy of 'Rubbish Heap Rising'
£50 pays for a teacher to attend a 2-day Read Aloud workshop
£100 pays for a days trek and 6 pairs of hands collecting litter from the Himalayas
£200 pays for a whole village to have a performance and craft workshop
The Yak Pack performance team are contributing their time for free in the UK and India, and will be paying for their own
flights, visas, high altitude insurance, and food/accommodation for time spent in India outside of the Project dates.
Overall, the team will be spending about £6,000 of their own money.
Your donations pay for:
Staging performances throughout the Spiti Valley, with an aim of reaching 1000 children and families
Workshops with 'Lets Open a Book' for local teachers to aid reading aloud
Craft workshops for children to make instruments and toys from collected litter and reused materials
Donations of books for every library we visit (including school libraries)
Illustrate-it-yourself book copies of the performed story for audience children
Paying for a local actor/narrator to join our team for 3 weeks
Paying a driver/guide, and local transport, to join our team for 3 weeks
Rehearsal and performance space rental in Spiti
Props and costumes
Litter picking to help clean up popular trekking routes
Accommodation in homestays and food, during the project weeks, for UK and Spitian Project members
Getting from Shimla to Spiti (the team will self-fund its departure from Spiti)
We are committed to using locally owned businesses so that every rupee spent by the project
directly benefits residents of the Spiti Valley.
A huge THANK YOU to all our supporters in 2018.
Not only did we reach our fund-raising target, we also smashed our target of reaching 1000 children - we estimate 1850 people saw the show, about 1500 of whom were children.