Weʼve raised £1,130 to To provide funds for underprivileged children to attend school, to improve their facilities and to help give them a better start in life.
- Funded on Friday, 13th October 2017
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A group of oldies :) will be trekking Kilimanjaro on 23 September 2017 for what we believe to be a very worthy cause for underprivildeged children.
The Taourarte Education Charitable Association (TECA) is a Gibraltar registered charity formed by a group of friends who were hiking on the Rif Mountains in Morocco in November 2014 and, by a fluke of nature had to seek shelter in the village of Taourarte due to a sudden snow storm.
Whilst in the village we had an opportunity to visit the local school and thus became aware of the precarious state of the building and lack of facilities for the pupils and teacher. As a result and, in thanks for the excellent hospitality shown to us by the villagers we decided to set up an educational charity and TECA was born.
We then learnt that schooling for children over 12 can only be provided in Chefchaouen about 3 hours travel and only accessible on off-road tracks using 4x4 vehilces. This entails substantial costs in terms of boarding fees for the villagers who send their children there. Scant financial resources of the villagers is not usually spent on the secondary education of girls. Tradidionally girls are required to help the family in chores such as collecting water, firewood and looking after younger siblings until they marry.
Our objectives are:
1. To provide funds for girls to attend boarding school in Chefchaouen in Morocco.
2. To repair or rebuild the existing classrooms. To provide adequate heating facilities. Provide a toilet block and provide solar electricity, also to bring water to the school either by pumping from a well or piping from a mountain spring.
3. To build suitable accommodation for teachers posted to this village.
We would respectfully appeal to you to support our objectives, any help will be very much welcome. Thank you!
- 9 months ago
Steven Gillingwater9 months ago
Hello Everybody!! You will be glad to know that we successfully completed the challenge to summit Uhuru Peak at 5895m on Mount Kilimanjaro. We took just over 6 hours to reach the summit at 05:54 hours on Sunday 2 October 2017. Thank you to everybody for your very kind donations. In the photo from left to right are: Adrian Mansfield, Dennis Gonzalez and Steven Gillingwater.
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Oct 13, 2017
Well done. All for a very worthy cause. Tres cracks.
Oct 12, 2017
Well done Steven. Great cause
Oct 4, 2017
Oct 4, 2017
Well done Steven!
Oct 3, 2017
Well done Steven.
Oct 3, 2017
Mi rey!!! How are you managing without chorizito, lomo, huevo y patata?? Looking forward to hearing your stories over a couple of cold beers (with calamares, jamon.....). Nice one!
Sep 28, 2017
Med Steps to Mount Kilimanjaro - just like that! Well done Stephen, I hope all goes well.
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