On February 18th, WhizzKids United team member Theo Mitchell safely reached the summit and conquered Mt. Kilimanjaro for WhizzKids United. In a span of five days, he reached the famed "roof of Africa" by traveling, hiking and climbing through five uniquely different environments. These environments included a rain forest, a heathland, a moorland, an alpine desert and an ice-capped mountaintop. With the help of dedicated expert guides and great friends made along his journey, this climb will definitely be an experience he'll remember for a lifetime.
Theo said,"I am proud to accomplish such a huge goal. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is a task that is incredibly tough and physically draining. But, I am happy that my efforts can be used to further help and support those in true need - the children of the WhizzKids United Health Academy."
In addition to ascending to the top, the fundraising component of his project has also achieved the same great results. With the combination of online and offline donations, the WhizzKids United Health Academy will be receiving over a total of US$1400 to further support their feeding programme for the orphans and vulnerable children of the Edendale community. Furthermore, the Health Academy will also receive additional donated soccer items courtesy of our friends at Earthmother Organic. 100% of all funds and gifts will be delivered to the Health Academy for the children under the aforementioned programme.
On behalf of Theo, WhizzKids United wants to sincerely thank each and every person who contributed towards this great cause. To read more about his experience, please read his latest blog entry detailing his account.