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Join #TeamMC as we trek south Wales to raise awareness and funds for the Landless Manta community in Bangladesh.

Enjoy the crystal clear air and the stunning scenery as we trek the four waterfall route. The journey will be at a steady pace suitable for all levels of fitness on a mixture of good paths as well as challenging sections.

You will be rewarded with breathtaking views, beautiful landscapes, and an opportunity to quietly reflect with your partner to create everlasting memories.

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Reg Fees: £25 - Includes transport (London), T-Shirt, Medal and Food

Fundraising Target: £250

Date: 10th AUG 2019

The Cause


The Manta community in Bangladesh have lived on their boats for over 3 generations. Losing their homes to climate change and river erosion they had no choice but to make their small boats their homes.

With a total population of 10,000 scattered across the low line coast they live, work, and survive on the rivers of Bangladesh.

The Manta have no access to sanitation, education, or any land to call home. They survive by fishing the rivers from the early hours of the morning to the evening. Their boats represent all they have to own and sometimes houses up to 6 people.


It's on this boat that children have been born and lost. It’s their home, playground, and place of work. Children have no choice but to navigate, steer, and fish the waters with their families as their lives are intertwined with the tides and fishing seasons.

Muslim Charity with your help wants to build a boat school for these wonderful children. This boat school will follow their families to the open rivers where it will dock and wait for parents to drop their children to the school.

The boat school will enable children to start learning and flourishing with the hope that they can realise their dreams and aspirations. It will also enable their parents to continue working knowing that their children are safe and in an environment where there is love, care, and support.


The Manta have no access to toilets or clean water and have to go to the open fields to relieve themselves. In most cases, this is done early in the morning when it’s dark and again late in the evening.

The cluster community of 100 families that we are working with have had little or no help from anyone. A survey revealed that the last time anyone went to school was over 50 years ago and that was just up to year 5 of primary school.

The Manta are not just landless but have no official paperwork to identify them as Bangladeshi nationals. They are totally invisible to the world but with your help, we can start giving them a voice.

The boat school is just phase 1 of our work. We hope to continue supporting the Manta long term to realise their dream to be on the land again.


We will be leaving our London Hub in east London at approx. 06:00 and hope to return back by 23:00 on the same day. Please be mindful that there may not be any public transport available in the early hours.

Once you have registered we will add you to the trek WhatsApp group so everyone can get acquainted and we can easily share updates and information.

Is this challenge right for me?

A team of experienced mountain guides will be there to show you and support you all the way.

You’ll need a good level of fitness and some preparatory training, you should be able to walk for at least 3-5 hours including steep inclines. In the coming months leading to the trek, you should complete some long distance walks to prepare for the challenge. This challenge will be led by an experienced guide and will be there to advise on safety, pace and lead the way.

What is the distance of the walk?

Approximately 4 miles, climbing to a height of 1,620ft.

How steep are the climbs?

The route is generally flat.

How long does it take to complete the walk?

This will vary enormously depending on the weather and your fitness level. As a rough guide, the average completion time for this event is approximately four hours.

Please note that the guide on the day will have the final say on any participant’s health and fitness and may ask you to turn back. This will only be done if there is a health and safety issue.

Are there any toilet facilities en route?

There are no toilet facilities en route of the trek. Participants should use bathrooms prior to leaving homes as toilets will be limited.

What happens if I need to retire from the event?

We have full radio communications alongside the guide that will be along the route, as well as mobile first aid cover. In the event of a problem, please alert your nearest guide and arrangements will be made for your care or transport back to the registration point.

Could the weather stop the event?

We regularly monitor the weather along the route in advance of (and during) a trek. They'll advise us of any safety concerns. Should we be advised to cancel the event, all participants would be contacted.

The trek leader will have the final say in all health and safety matters and may decide the end the challenge due to weather or safety.

How to get there?

If you are traveling from London we will make all the arrangements for you and travel by minibus, there and back. If you are traveling from another city, please get in contact with the lead from Muslim Charity who can advise further.


If you need any further information about the trek, the cause or Muslim Charity then please contact our lead for this challenge Maj Hoque

Challenge Lead: Maj Hoque or Syful Islam

Tel: 020 7100 4930

Maj@muslimcharity.org.uk or syful@muslimcharity.org.uk

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