Saturday, 20 November 2010

The Mwalimu Nyerere/Mt. Kilimanjaro Charity Climb postponed

In a press release I released a few days ago, I announced that this year's Mwalimu Nyerere/Mt. Kilimanjaro Charity Climb will take place from 23 to 30 November. I have to postpone the climb yet again for two reasons: first, lack of timely sponsor support, and, second, my guest climber, Jaffar Amin, has caught influenza.

The climb dates will now be from 7 to 14 December, 2010.

Climbing Kilimanjaro involves considerable cost and sponsor support is crucial. I have received limited support and had to postpone the commencement dates to allow receipt of some funding from a sponsor on November 25. I communicated the information to Jaffar proposing  postponement and he informed me he had contracted influenza. Influenza is one item that is not recommended for all those who climb Kilimanjaro. I would have had to postpone the climb until he is fully recovered.

The beneficiaries for this year's climb do not and will not suffer from influenza. Please donate. Some information on them is provided below:

The objective this year is to raise charitable donations from you for one of two (or both) beneficiaries. The first is the Chief Edward Wanzagi Girls’ Secondary School, which was also the beneficiary of the first climb in 2008 when more than $US20,000 was raised. Details of the 2008 climb can be found here:

The school still needs funds to complete various projects including a library, and recreational grounds. I am appealing to you to donate directly to the school’s account whose details are:

Name of Account:
Chief Edward Wanzagi Girls’ Secondary School Fundraising

National Bank of Commerce, Musoma Branch

Account Number:

The second beneficiary is Bukoba Disabled Assistance Project (BUDAP), a Bukoba-based NGO established in 2005 to empower the disabled through training and employment. Details of BUDAP’s activities can be obtained here:

I also appeal to you to donate to BUDAP, whose bank details are:

Name of Account:

National Bank of Commerce, Bukoba Branch

Account Number:

Should you have any questions or require clarification, please send me an email at or call me on +255(0)755 570 795.

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