Pradeep Karuturi, a young, dynamic and enthusiastic 23 year old lad from Rajahmundry has made us all proud. He is now one of the ambassadors selected for the International Antarctic Expedition (IAE) 2016 March 13-25 by 2041 organization, led by Robert Swan, OBE, renowned environmentalist, polar explorer and the first person on the planet to walk to both the North and South Poles. Pradeep will join 100 youth leaders from around 35 countries for an expedition, which is aimed to transform youth in to ambassadors of climate change, protecting Antarctica and promoting sustainability.
This also means that Pradeep is the only young man selected from South India. All the selected are supposed to find their own sponsors for the expedition.
Pradeep Karuturi, did his graduation in 2014 and later joined an MNC after which, he joined the social sector and engaged in multiple social activities. He has already worked with different agencies to help out with disaster relief including traveling to Nepal after the earthquake to distribute goods and distributing solar lamps after the impact of cyclone Huhhud with the help of an NGO
Empowering the next generation, his mission
In Guntur, Pradeep had worked empower youth in engineering and medical colleges about voter enrollment and enrolled around 6000 students as voters with the assistance of District Collectorate. He worked with a team called Pratham to design a solution to improve the quality of primary education in India.
“We were selected as the most popular solution in the country among 6000 teams in Manthan event. Recently, I have been mentoring grade 5 kids in a Govt. School at Hyderabad to solve a problem of garbage bins in front of the school. We succeeded in solving it for which our project was selected as one of the best in the Country in Design For Change competition” he says, with an exuberant smile on his face.
Pradeep strongly believes in the quote by Margaret Mead – “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has “. Currently, he is volunteering with RASTA, an NGO which promotes sustainable solutions to tackle climate change in the district of Wayanad, Kerala by training the local people with different methods like Organic farming,
“This experience made me apply for the expedition focused on climate change. I desire to work in profession, where I can impact the lives of the people directly which is why I joined social sector” he says.
Pradeep needs your help, and here is how
By sponsoring Pradeep for this expedition, we will be supporting a valiant cause which is concerned with climate change and sustainability, and its impact on the environment. This project also signifies responsible business growth and your endeavor to contribute for a clean and green community.
“There will be a press release thanking the sponsor for the funding and efforts to further this cause. Additionally, there is a Flag Day dedicated to sponsors where there will be photos taken with the logos and messages from the top 3 sponsors with Robert Swan, OBE at Antarctica marking your support for this cause of climate change” states Pradeep, explaining the win-win situation from this take back.
About 2041 Organization
2041 was founded by polar explorer, UN Goodwill ambassador Robert Swan, OBE. Swan has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica by the promotion of recycling, renewable energy and sustainability to combat the effects of climate change.
“The mission of this expedition is to build a sustainable society, promote recycling & renewable energy and create awareness about climate change. Swan is dedicated in informing, engaging and inspiring the next generation of leaders to take responsibility, to be sustainable, and to know that now is the time for action in policy development, business generation and future technologies” confirms Pradeep
Currently there is a moratorium in place that bans drilling or mining in Antarctica called the Environmental Protocol, established in 1991. This document can be reviewed after the 50‐year anniversary in 2041. As the year 2041 quickly approaches, Robert’s goal is to ensure that the young people of today make informed and sustainable decisions for tomorrow.
Funding Information for the potential Sponsors
As exciting as this expedition and its mission are, it also has a significant cost component which individual voyagers are required to raise with the help of sponsors. Following is the break-up of the costs that will incur as part of this expedition.
Pradeep is looking for sponsors who will fully sponsor as title sponsors, or sponsoring 50% of the expedition as co-sponsors or a minimum of 1 Lakh INR to be a sponsor for the expedition supporting the cause for climate change.
Here is the detailed break up in all its transparency:
|Expedition Charges||Which includes 2 weeks expedition in Antarctica||11,495 USD(approximately 7.8 Lakh INR)|
|Flight Charges and Visa||Which includes round trip from Hyderabad, India to Ushuaia, Argentina. From Ushuaia we will leave for the expedition to Antarctica by ship.||1.9 Lakh INR(approximately)(2802 USD)|
|Equipment||Weather conditions in Antarctica are extreme and unpredictable and necessitate the purchase of specializedExtreme weather clothing (EWCs) and equipment.||28,000 INR(413 USD)|
|Total Amount||9.98 Lakh INR(approx. 14,720 USD)|
This is an exciting opportunity for the investors in Andhra and the world to come forward and help Pradeep Karuturi accomplish the mission of Climate Change and sustainability, creating a better tomorrow with best practices.
Interested sponsors can reach Pradeep Karuturi directly at +91 9494954659 or [email protected]