I'm raising donations for gender equality in Uganda to help girls get access to education through Project SAMA. ( total doesn't include $410 in cash made on the night of my fundraiser and Mum's awesome efforts over here https://sama2014.everydayhero.com/au/sandras-kili-climb-page currently $1700)
The primary goal of Project SAMA is advocacy - educating Intrepid staff, passengers and the broader travel community around the issues of gender inequality, and inspiring them to take action or support the Intrepid initiatives. Project SAMA's secondary aim is to fundraise for a number of projects around the world that tackle these gender inequalities, both through several existing Intrepid Foundation (TIF) projects and through a key partnership with Plan.
Project SAMA proudly supports Plan's Early Education work in Uganda. Only 23% of children in Uganda currently have access to early learning services, with children from rural areas more likely to miss out than their urban counterparts. In fact, most 3 to 6 year-olds in rural areas miss out on preschool entirely.
In rural Uganda, parents often have limited knowledge of the importance of early learning and how integral it is to a child’s development. Plan’s Early Learning projects are of particular benefit to girls because they help to promote equality between girls and boys and ensure that parental attitudes and practices are supportive of young children of both sexes.
Learn more: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/sama/projects
In September 2014, along with my 62 year-old mum, I am climbing Mt Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of Project SAMA’s work in Uganda.
Please help support raise awareness by contributing to the climb!