In June this year, Sally and I are going to be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Karibuni Trust.
As you may know, we are going to be travelling around East Africa for 6 months and are lucky to be spending time with Karibuni, visiting their projects throughout Kenya. The charity helps seriously under-privileged Kenyan children to fulfil their potential by giving them an education.
Please give as much as you can. Your money will be going directly to some of the most deprived children in the world.
Gareth and Sally
Update 25th February 2012:
After spending the past two weeks with Karibuni we just wanted to reiterate how much these children really do need your money.
We have been to one of the biggest 'slums' in Africa where a family of 8 live in a space no bigger than a downstairs toliet, with a roof that offers no protection when it rains. The parents work all day and on a good day earn may earn up to 80p to feed the family and pay for the rent.
We have met children who walk to school for 2 hours each way every day across very rough terrain without any shoes.
Throughout the schools we have been to there have been so many orphans who are all determined to be a success by getting a good education to support their siblings.
Karibuni Trust sponsors children through education whose parents or guardians cannot afford it, providing their school fees, uniforms books and anything else they may need.
Karibuni provide lunch for hundreds of children by running feeding programmes - many of the children do not eat anything other than this one meal a day.
The ethos of the charity is to find the poorest of the poor and help to provide a future for them. We cannot stress enough how worth-while a cause this is and how well your money will be spent.
Please donate whatever you can.