Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Saves Local Tanzanian School From Closing
Hundreds of Smiles From Children Going To The Bathroom
Kilimanjaro Education Foundation (KEF) proudly announces the completion of its first charity project targeted at building the first bathroom facility on the Olturoto school grounds, just outside of Arusha, Tanzania. Monies used for the project were raised through personal and corporate donations by seven volunteer climbers, each of whom successfully participated in the seven-day charity climb and summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro organized by KEF this past August.
"We were losing all hope and were very concerned when the Government told us last February that our school may be shut down due to unsanitary bathroom conditions and that they had no funds to give us to build new toilets," said James Meengienga, Olturoto school headmaster. "Today marks a very special day for us knowing that our school has been saved from closing and we now have the best toilets in all of Tanzania thanks to KEF."