This month, we have a very special announcement to share. Our dedicated little Board has grown by one more.
This member gives us “boots on the ground” in Moshi, Tanzania, at the heart of where our over 40 sponsored children live, learn, and play. What a blessing this is for all involved.
Meet Our New Board Member: Respicius Baitwa!
Kilimanjaro Kidz Education Foundation (KKEF) is very happy and proud to introduce Respicius Baitwa as our newest board member.
As our fearless leader on the mountain, we grew very quickly to trust and respect Respicius’ judgement and wisdom in helping us to safely achieve our goal of summitting Mt. Kilimanjaro. In the years since then, his help as “boots on the ground” in Tanzania has proved invaluable to KKEF. He has worked side-by-side with us from thousands of miles away as we achieve new goals and climb new mountains in sponsoring 50+ children’s private school education to date.
Respicius has been a mountain guide on Mt. Kilimanjaro for 25 years. He has summited 5 of the 7 Summits, the highest peak on each continent, and dreams of being among the elite to conquer all 7 summits.
Some of Respicius’ biggest blessings have come from meeting nice people on their Kilimanjaro journey with him and sharing stories about his country with them. He includes meeting Amy amongst those blessings along with the work we have done to let the world know of Tanzania’s challenges and the solutions that many of you have provided.
Respicius says of Kilimanjaro Kidz Education Foundation’s work, “I do admire seeing this young generation getting a better education for their future which my generation missed.” (See why we love him so much?)
Our Mission Continues
Friends, our goal this year is to find sponsors for an additional 22 students, and to date we have 6. Five sponsors per month over the next three months will get us to our goal and bring us to a total of 61 children sponsored! Please share our story with all you know who have a passion for helping.
If you haven’t yet sponsored and would like to, or you are a sponsor and want to give an extra one-time contribution, please visit the How You Can Help page and donate today! We recently learned that health insurance is just $25 per child for a YEAR. A donation of $100 will give 4 children and their parents incredible peace of mind.
Our students, who range in age from 5 to 18, are so thankful for having their education secured, which includes two meals every school day, and removes a huge burden from their family’s daily concerns.