Kilimanjaro Classroom Challenge 2014 An Educative Initiative to Empower & Enagage the Community
The Maasai elders of Lomiyon have asked us for our help, to equip their youth to face the challenges of these times. We have said yes and we invite you to join us. We believe that the answers to Maasailand’s challenges lie with the Maasai themselves. Education of mind and heart will open the way for young Maasai men and women to become leaders of skill and integrity. We will strongly encourage these young leaders to return and serve their communities as sensitive and dedicated agents of positive change. We want to tackle this problem, one classroom, one child at a time, by providing free quality education in the heart of Maasailand, empowering the youth and ending the cycle of poverty. Education equals a door to respect, to hope, to change
How will we achieve this?
We are organising Kilimanjaro climbs this year on June 2nd and Aug 27th 2014. One mountain 6 days and a new classroom for Idimayii. The current condition of the classroom, built like a maasai home from sticks, mud and stones is eroding from the weather and with rainy season soon approaching the school is unlikely to survive. We want to build a school that plays many roles. In addition to providing basic education, we want the school to serve as a symbol of community autonomy, community vitality, community integration, personal and community tradition, and personal and community identity.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is more than just a mountain challenge. It is a once in a lifetime experience, which will leave you with long lasting memories. You will get an insight into the lives and culture of the local community, whilst being immersed in some of the most breathtaking scenery in Africa.
Lalahe has over 10 years experience of climbing Kilimanjaro and he loves nothing more than talking about his expereience on the mountain. If you would like to talk to us directly or ask any questions, please contact us - firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you arrive in Tanzania, you will be greeted by our local team and transferred to a hotel, where we will have a thorough briefing before we set off on our challenge the following day. We stick together on the trek, but Lalahe, our local guides and porters are there to accompany us, whatever our pace. Each night, we dine and sleep in huts, and have a hot lunch served. Summit night is long, but exhilarating, and once we're off the mountain, we celebrate our achievemnets together! After a free morning relaxing by the pool or in the local town Moshi, you can decide to extend your journey in Tanzania and visit or volunteer at Idimayii school.
Prices are dependant on the number of people who will join our Kilimanjaro Classroom Challenge, prices for 1 person start at $1,650 including airport pick up and hotel accommodation.
6 Day Marangu Route Marangu is the oldest and most established route on Kilimanjaro and is the perfect option if camping really isn't for you! Accommodation is on a shared basis in mountain huts, with evening meals taken in a communal dining area. There are even showers (cold) and some flush toilets, which to some are actually a bit of a luxury on the mountain!
The Marangu Route is a great alternative to camping on the mountain.
Our 6 day climb includes an acclimatisation day at Horombo.
Begins at the Kilimanjaro Park Headquarters.
Crosses 'The Saddle' for fantastic views of Kibo.
Summits via Gillman's and Stella Point
Descends the same way with an overnight stop in Horombo on the way down.
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