The 13th Kilimanjaro Challenge is set to witness 19 people reaching the summit of the world’s highest free-standing mountain in Tanzania, Africa with the scope of raising funds for charity.
Founded by late Fr George Grima fifteen years ago, the Kilimanjaro Challenge has since raised about €840,000 for various projects in Africa. Overseen by the Missionary Movement Jesus in thy Neighbour, some of these projects include the construction of a school and convent in the Ethiopian village of Bulbula and a house to host 100 specially-abled, deaf and blind children in Kenya.
For the 13th edition of the Kilimanjaro Challenge (KC13) in 2020, a Maltese volunteering team has taken up the responsibility of raising €100,000 to build the first-ever proper primary school in Bonga, Ethiopia. The school which will have 12 classrooms, spreading over 2 floors, would impact the lives of over 450 children between the ages seven & twelve and some other surrounding communities.
The 19 expedition members are expected to fly to Tanzania, Africa at their own expense. One of the expedition members Jonathan Galea said that ‘the team has been training since March ‘19 and will head to Kilimanjaro, Africa on 31st December 2019. After spending eight days on the mountain, the team will continue their journey onto Ethiopia to inaugurate the project.’
Nexia BT is proud to support this good cause.