Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge hikers prepare for trip of a lifetime to help educate African children

George Brook, a slum community in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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KAMLOOPS - Almost 20 business and community leaders are in training to take on Developing World Connections’ Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge in January. But there’s room for a few more.

Four more spaces remain on this trip of a lifetime. Not only are participants doing a great deed by raising money to support education for children in an African slum community, but they are feeding their souls knowing their unique experience is going to help others.

And they get hike Africa’s tallest freestanding mountain and experience the sense of accomplishment that comes with reaching the ice-capped summit.

The challenge is a fundraiser for two schools in Sierra Leone, where DWC volunteers began construction before ebola broke out. DWC continues to support the projects through a local organization in George Brook, Sierra Leone.

The United Nations estimates almost half of Africa’s school-age children get no education. The Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge goal is to raise $100,000 so that children can get an education and a better life. Pledges can be made via DWC’s website.


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