Climbing Kilimanjaro for Africa School Assistance Project
Organized by: Lacey Hoff
EVENT DATE Jun 11, 2016
The Short of It: Next month, I will be joining a group of 14 to climb Africa's highest-peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft). The week long hike is a fundraiser for the Africa School Assistance Project, a program based out of Denver that develops community schools in Africa, particularly targeted at educating girls in Tanzania.
Why am I doing it? I have had a burning desire to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro for several years. I am thrilled to not only find the time in my life to achieve one of my personal goals - but to use it as an opportunity to raise money for a program that is empowering girls in a less-privileged part of our world.
Giving Back: As I've begun volunteering with Reading Partners this year here in Denver, tutoring a 3rd grader, contribution and giving back to my community has become a rewarding part of my weekly routine. I've seen first hand that education one of the best ways to provide these girls with a fighting chance in this world.
My request? Help me raise $5k toward the development of their next school. $10, $25...anything helps. All money raised will be sent directly to ASAP. (I'm paying for the hike, travel, etc. )
Why? Because education, more than any other sector of development, seeds dramatic improvement in poverty reduction, gender equality, health outcomes, child immunization, HIV/AIDS prevention, environmental protection and wildlife conservation. In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 1.8 million children's lives could have been saved in 2008 if their mothers had at least a secondary education.
When? I'll be headed over June 11-24, 2016
Where will your donation go? All proceeds from the 2016 Kilimanjaro climb will directly support the infrastructure and development of an ASAP school in Tanzania.
More about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro: We'll be climbing Kili with world-renowned guide Jake Norton, up 19,340' through the Rongai route, on the north side of the mountain.
You can learn more about ASAP and their great work, here: http://africaschoolassistanceproject.org/
Thank you so much for taking time to read and consider a donation.
With much love and gratitude,