As the summer winds down and kids return to school in the U.S., our kids in Tanzania have passed their midyear mark.
Our quest continues to bring these students a future filled with opportunity.
Our Hiking Adventure
KKEF sponsors and best friends went on our annual hiking adventure the last weekend of August. We headed off to Rocky Mountain National Park at 3:00 am. Our journey, on foot, across the Continental Divide began at 4:30am at Bear Lake.
We watched an amazing Rocky Mountain sunrise as we climbed to Flattop Mountain, elevation 12,361 ft.
We shared lights in the dark, snacks at the stops, and toilet paper behind the trees and rocks.
We shared laughs, frustrations, sore feet, and singing.
We shared wonder and fear at the animal sightings, sounds and scat.
We shared awe at the beauty that has come from destruction as we hiked through a burn scar, which was vibrantly alive with wildflowers.
All along the 12-hour, 22ish mile trek from Bear Lake to Grand Lake, what we mostly shared was love for each other and the loveliness of our surroundings.
We couldn’t have completed this trek without each other, and why would we want to?
We rise by lifting others. And the same holds true in our journey of sponsorship with Kilimanjaro Kidz Education Foundation. We couldn’t have made it this far without all of you. And we continue to need your help in making our goal of 22 sponsored children in 2022.
We’re halfway there, but the children need the chance for laughs, snack sharing, awe of beauty and lifelong friendships in their sponsored private school education. Only $50 a month can help these children to rise.
Meet the Kidz…
Jambo! My name is Brightness. I am very happy to be able to go to school. My brother Brian and my sister Glory also have sponsors, and we practice our English together when we are at home.
We Need Your Help
With 11 students remaining to sponsor before the end of October, when school fees are due, we definitely need your help! Please forward this newsletter to a friend, or better yet, call them and tell them how they can make a huge difference for a small amount!
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! 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.