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A three-week trip by a small group of independent school youth leaders during the winter or spring breaks to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The trip consists of a seven-day climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, a three day safari in the finest game parks in the world in Tanzania, and a week living in a local community near Amani Children’s Home in Moshi, Tanzania, on the foothills of Kilimanjaro (see http://amanikids.org/), helping with school development projects.
Amani is dedicated to the protection of Tanzania’s most vulnerable population: street-children and AIDS orphans. It is estimated that there are 2.5 million orphaned children in Tanzania.
Since its founding by Tanzanians in 2001, Amani has rescued hundreds of children from the perils of life on the streets, where they face a high risk of HIV transmission, malnutrition, and abuse.
For a sense of a similar school trip by Climb for Leaders, please see the article in the Toronto Star.
NOTE: Schools that are part of Round Square will notice the similarities in the overall philosophy and service components. However, the physical training, tough trekking and fund-raising challenges differentiate the Climb for Leaders program from the highly regarded Round Square projects.
Besides two staff/faculty escorting the small group as responsible seconds for the whole trip, the trek will also include a local Head Guide and four to five assistant guides who are experienced climbing guides, many of whom have climbed the mountain over 100 times and speak English well. Approximately 35 porters will support the group on the mountain.
One or two game trekking guides plus a Maasai warrior will accompany the group while on safari. For the service component, the group will be accompanied by facilitators of the project.
To obtain a detailed program including detailed itinerary and costs, please contact us.
Complete the online form at http://www.climbforleaders.com/apply-now. Space is limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis, so long as each applicant meets the application requirements above.