Mount Kenya and Rhinos
We are now in the early planning stages of our next major project for Africa.
We are going to climb Mount Kenya to celebrate ANZAC Day 2015, the centenary of ANZAC Day. Summit on April 25th 2015.
We will be taking two teams one to climb Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft) the second highest peak in Africa behind Kilimanjaro, the other team to go to Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft). We are looking to take some Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers with us on this adventure.
The beneficiaries will be the Orphan Rescue Kits for the education of disadvantaged children in Mathare an overcrowded suburb of Nairobi The funds will go to orphan rescue education for secondary school children from Mathare. The next beneficiary will be Coolamon House in Hout Bay our twin Rotary club. As well we will be raising funds for Legacy Australia and the RSA New Zealand who both look after the widows and children of our returned soldiers.
We are looking for expressions of interest to join us on this unique adventure in Africa. More details will be forthcoming via this web site and by writing to me John Glassford email: john (at) glassford.com.au or by calling me on (02) 6927 6027 or if overseas 61 2 6927 6027.
Stay tuned and book mark this page please. Thank you.
You can help change the world, one child at a time
By joining our
MEDICAL MISSION TO KENYA
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Focus: Orphans and vulnerable children
Dates: September 20-October 4, 2008
Cost: Approx. $3,500 per person
(subject to change depending on cost of airfare)
Medical and Non-medical volunteers needed!
A Project of The Rotary Clubs of Marietta Metro, Smyrna and Dunwoody, GA, Lebanon North, PA and Nairobi North, Kenya, Rotary Districts 6900 & 7390. And Rotarians For Fighting AIDS. For further information about the trip or to make a tax-deductible contribution or donate supplies to assist the medical team.
Fast Facts about the Mission
Nairobi is home to one of the largest populations of children orphaned due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Most of them live in extreme poverty in child-headed or adolescent-headed households or with grannies who have no means of supporting them. Education is the only way out of poverty, but unless they are well enough to attend school, that opportunity is lost. As well, many of these children have only one meal a day, which they receive at school. So keeping them in school is very important. During this mission, the children will be screened and treated by pediatricians, dentists and eye care professionals. They will also receive health education, including proper hand washing, tooth brushing and HIV/AIDS prevention information. Both Rotarians and non-Rotarians can join the mission team. Kenyan medical professionals and non-medical volunteers will work with us.
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Contact John Glassford: [email protected]
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