Ain't no mountain high enough!

Encountering Uhuru for Education - Help Yvonne fundraise her way to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

I am climbing Africa's tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro is unique in that it is a lone standing volcano in otherwise fairly flat surroundings. From the nearby town of Moshi (900 m above sea level), one reaches the foot of Kilimanjaro at around 2 000 m which normally indicates the start of any route. From cultivated land at 1 500m, the slope rises gently through 5 different climatic zones to finally level out at the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5 895m. I will be taking the Machame route, 6 days of hiking up very beautiful and daunting terrain.

Through all the training and preaprations, this journey is one that I would like to share with you, I would also like to donate the fruits of this challenge to the Adopt-a-School Foundation. The Adopt-a-School Foundation is an amazing NGO committed to providing whole school development to South Africa's disadvantaged communities, by building schools and programmes which enabls an environment conducive to effective learning and teaching. The challenge of education is certainly one that we cannot ignore, every cent helps to providing a proper education for our young South African learners.

Go on, make a pledge. Every pledge will push me to succeed on this amazing endevour, every pledge will go to the Adopt-a-School Foundation.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

a project by


Yvonne Themba

Sandton, Gauteng, ZA

Yvonne is the Director: Corporate Affairs at Shanduka.

in support of

Adopt-a-School Foundation

Adopt a School, Change a Life

Johannesburg, Gauteng