This is from Aaron from climbkili4kids.blogspot.com.
“Small things done with great love will change the world”
After Graduation this December I will embark on yet another worldwide journey. I will be climbing all 19,341 feet of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. In order to make this trek to the top of Kili possible I need to raise $7,000 which will be donated to the Flying Kites Children’s home in Kenya. Flying Kites is an up and coming non-profit that is changing the lives of many children in Kenya. Just read the following and tell me you don’t want to help these kids because I believe that is impossible:
* There are over 2 million orphaned children in Kenya
* There are over 60,000 children living on the streets of Kenya
* Homeless street children forage the city’s garbage dumps for food, begging or stealing to survive.
* Many “street” children sniff glue and other hallucinogenic solvents to reduce the hunger pangs
* Many girls living on the streets are forced into a life of prostitution and slavery
This is where the great organization of Flying Kites comes in. They care for these homeless, orphaned and abused children in an extraordinary way. The children will experience the highest quality of childcare, have access to excellent medical services, and receive a first-class education. Flying Kites prepares the kids for this through an emphasis on compassion, advocacy, and leadership and truly allows them to love life and dream big. The Flying Kites community – modeled after a traditional homestead – is made up of six individual homes accommodating fourteen children and two housemothers per home. The houses have been designed to create communal spaces for the family, as well to provide personal space for each child.
By raising money for Flying Kites they will continue to support the 28 children that live on site, the 70+ children that come to attend school each day and also help with community outreach programs that reach more then 4,000 residents. The support of the children doesn’t stop once they hit age 18. Flying Kites is there to help with job outreach, college scholarships and more.This will also help as Flying Kites grow to help more people in Kenya and dreams of starting Flying Kites in Brazil and India. The beauty of me doing this through Flying Kites is that I get to challenge myself as well. Climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro the tallest summit in Africa is going to be a lot of hard work and its going to take a lot of faith. However, climbing Kilimanjaro is nothing compared to what some of these kids have gone through. This is going to be a great test for me.
I am using the internet via this blog, facebook, and twitter to reach anyone who is willing to join me in this outstanding cause. $7,000 is a lot of money to raise and that alone is going to be a challenge. I ask if you are able to donate some money for these kids in Kenya. No donation is too small as every little bit counts. If you can’t donate I ask that you follow me along through my journey. Your prayers and support are vital to the success of these children.
“After watching Summit On The Summit I became 100% committed to doing the climb for the children of Kenya. This will truly be something bigger than I could ever imagine. The opportunity to challenge yourself mentally and physically to benefit children in need doesn’t come around as much as it should. The timing is perfect for me. I just need to remember that God provides and hopefully people will join me in this cause and help support me.”
“ClimbKili4Kids Aaron by OKKenna Ever heard of Summit on the Summit with @LupeFiasco and @OKKenna? It inspired me to climb #Kilimanjaro climbkili4kids.blogspot.com #helpingothers”