Climb Kilimanjaro - Virtually
Calling All Walkers! How about making those steps count by walking to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro?
Walk the distance...128,263 steps...at a distance. From May 10-19, TEMBO CANADA invites everyone to put on their walking shoes and virtually climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.
Walk with a purpose - to support the Longido community during the Covid 19 crisis. Virus cases are on the rise in Tanzania and the country’s weak medical system and food security issues put our girls and their families at great risk. More than ever, our girls need our support. TEMBO will provide health education and learning materials to help the girls be safe and continue their studies at home.
For ten days, starting on May10, participants accept the challenge to walk the 128,263 steps to reach the top of Kilimanjaro. That’s 12,000-13,000 steps per day- a great and healthy way for a community of walkers in Canada to support our community in Longido.
There are many ways you can walk safely in your community:
- Challenge yourself to walk the distance alone- a great way to explore the neighbourhoods around you at a time of day when it is quiet;
- Reach out to others and share the walk with members of your family or a group (book club, curling team, etc.) with each person walking on different days – together, you walk the total distance while maintaining physical distancing regulations in your community,
- At home on your treadmill – on your own as a daily challenge or by taking turns with others in your home
Sign Up / Register to Walk
Sign up as an individual to 'Climb Kilimanjaro - Virtually' by clicking on 'Create a Fundraiser' at the top of this page. Once you have your page created, you will find all the tools you need to help enlist friends and family to sponsor you.
If you have opted to walk as a group (but not together), only the leader needs to set up a fundraising page.
Help support the walkers to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro by sponsoring them as they walk. You may choose to sponsor an individual who is walking or sponsor the walk itself.
Together we can reach the summit and support the community of Longido during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.