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Anissa Cheikh

Anissa treks for kids ! - Ethiopia 2019

I will climb the Simian Mountains in Ethiopia for Save the Children because we can walk the talk and help the less privileged!

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  • Event: GSK Trek for Kids, 20 Mar 2019 to 30 Mar 2019

Save the Children

We fight for children everyday to help build a better future

Charity Registration No. England and Wales (213890) Scotland (SC039570)

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Hello / Bonjour / Aslema / Tena yistilign ! 

In a nutshell, I am tunisian raised between Canada, Belgium and France and working in the GSK  Slaoui Center for Vaccines Research Slain Rockville (MD) ! And now, Objective Ethiopia! For a great cause.

Long story short, I have been selected as one of 40 employees from 25 countries, spread across GSK’s business, and from all levels of seniority to take on this amazing challenge. Together we will raise £184,000 (or more) for Save the Children, which will be matched by GSK. In March 2019, we will spend a life-changing seven days trekking up to the 4,550m peak of Ras Dashen in the stunning Simien Mountains, and then visiting a local community to understand more about Save the Children’s work in Ethiopia.  

But my challenge begins now. I must start fitness training and, most importantly, start fundraising. And that's where I need YOU !

This cause is very important to me. believe in justice and equal opportunities for all, no matter where they are  from. I have witnessed the struggles and successes of few emerging countries where high education rates is also met by  many social disparities within the country allowing only a privileged few to access education. 

This has  strengthened my desire to  contribute in providing what we take for granted, such as education and access to healthcare.

Privileges can be transformed into positive impacts when spread through campaigns of awareness thus promoting sustainable engagement on what matters most for us. 

The  symbolic meaning of Trek for kids and its cerebral and physical preparation reinforces the fact that behind each of the 40 trekkers chosen, there is an exponential number of ambassadors in the  home countries supporting and making a real difference in their communities.  

Thank you for supporting me and Save the Children!

Together, WE can !

Anissa

https://www.trek-for-kids.com/

N.B 1 : All contributions will go directly to Save the Children after being matched by GSK (e.g. if you donate 50$, Save the Children will receive 100$).
Transportation and accommodation fees in Ethiopia are NOT financed by the donations.

N.B 2 : When making your donation to my fundraising page you will be asked if you want to cover the Just Giving admin fee along with your donation. GSK  have agreed to cover this admin fee so please choose the  ‘no’ option when promoted to paying the admin fee. 100% of your donation will go to Save the Children. Thank you 

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