THE PHYSICAL TRAINING COMPANY
KILIMANJARO CHALLENGE 2021
In aid of Foundation of African Empowerment, Enjoro Primary School
Over the course of 6 days from 1st to 8th October, a group of challengers from the Physical Training Company will be climbing the Rongai route on Mount Kilimanjaro, summiting at 5,895m.
This challenge will support Enjoro Primary School through the Foundation of African Empowerment (FAE) a not-for-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to improving access to quality inclusive education for all children especially those with special educational needs and disabilities in Tanzania through providing support services, awareness raising and advocacy.
To learn more about the FAE please visit https://www.thefaeafrica.org/ and to find out more about Gulf for Good click here: https://www.gulf4good.org
Please give generously in support of this great cause - all funds, whatever amount, are much needed and greatly appreciated.
Between the challengers, they aim to raise funds of over AED75,000.
The charity trek is held in association with local not-for-profit Gulf for Good and is approved by the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department, Licence No. 3531.
50% of funds raised go to the FAE.
40% of funds raised go to Gulf for Good (NPO in the UAE and registered UK charity) for their sustainability.
10% of funds raised go to International Humanitarian City for their emergency response work.
We all have very different motivations for signing up for our Kilimanjaro climb. The chance to raise funds for a very deserving cause is not least of those, however for me Kilimanjaro has held a much deeper personal significance for some time. My younger brother Jaime climbed Kilimanjaro in his early twenties during an overland trip through Eastern Africa and loved the experience. From the time he was murdered just over ten years ago I made a promise to both him and myself that I would climb Kilimanjaro in his memory.
That it has taken ten years for me to feel ready to embark on this challenge has much less to do with the physical demands and training required than the emotional resilience it will take for me to make it to the summit. In moving to Dubai and finding the Physical Training Company (PTC) I have not only found a group that will help me train for the physical demands but I have discovered a community of incredible people that will support one another to reach our common goal and raise as much as possible for the Enjoro Primary School in Tanzania.