There are many organisations around the world doing good things. And the Village Education Project Kilimanjaro is one of those organisations.
The Intrepid Foundation has been working with VEPK, who is working to improve education in primary and pre-primary schools in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, since 2005.
But VEPK, like most organisations of its kind, could always do with more funds to help them continue their work. So we thought it’d be a good idea to call on you guys – our travellers – to undertake the epic task of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2015, all in the name of raising money for VEPK.
Not only will you feel pretty damn incredible for having climbed one of the world’s most famous mountains, but you’ll also know your efforts have helped contribute to the development of the education system in the villages surrounding Kili. And that education is a vital component in the long-term economic growth of Tanzania and improving the overall living standards.
Every penny you raise will go directly towards the current project, which is concerned with teaching English as a foreign language and mathematics, as well as translating books into the teachers’ local language (Swahili) – crucial for them to be able to teach effectively.
The project consists of seminars that educate teachers on how to use the books effectively in conjunction with mini-teaching training sessions. VEPK also undertake a series of follow-up visits, which enables them to see the teachers in action and offer further guidance and support if necessary.
The money that you will raise by tackling Kilimanjaro will help supply the teachers with these books in the first place and help the ongoing support of educational practitioners in the Kilimanjaro region.
This trip is planned to depart on the 11 June 2016. Check out more information here.
See you on the mountain.
Image c/o Stig Nygaard, Flickr