Monday, October 7, 2013

Again, on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro; to raise money for Kichalikani Primary School

I have just completed the 6th Mwalimu Nyerere/Mt. Kilimanjaro Charity Climb to raise funds for the completion of a school in Kichalikani village, Mkinga district, in Tanga region.

I was accompanied by E. Gassana and we reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro on a relatively mild morning on 5th October 2013 at 0830hrs.
At the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, 5,895m above sea level and at the very top of the African continent, from L-R: Pius Yahoo, our guide, E. Gassana, the author of this post, and Assistant Guide, Musa Juma.
Residents of Kichalikani village began construction of the school in 2009 by using part of the duties raised by the village government from the village's fish market. Encouraged by these efforts, Saidi Masimango, the head of the National Social Security Fund's Information Technology Department, donated 1 million shillings. Mr. Masimango died in July 2013.

In addition, Rufiji's District Commissioner Nurdin Babu donated 33 roofing sheets to the school, while Coast Region's Regional Commissioner, Mwantumu Mahiza, donated 100 roofing sheets.

An estimated 7 million shillings is still required for the remainder of the construction works and to acquire desks.

To donate:
Account Name: Kijiji cha Kichalikani
Bank: National Microfinance Bank
Account Number: 4193300163
Branch: Mkwakwani, Tanga.

Donors are asked to send their full names and amounts donated (for publication of the full list in the Jamhuri newspaper) to:


Anonymous donors are also asked to provide details (names will be excluded).

Donations by mobile phone should be made to this number (these funds will be transferred to the bank account, above):
+255 755 570 795