About 20 African women are preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, beginning September 1st 2012 for two weeks. This expedition is led by 3Thirtyseven Ltd a nonprofit organisation whose mission is to alleviate poverty in Africa by inviting women of African heritage to join organised expeditions and outdoor activities for the purposes of fundraising for their African country of origin. The highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is the fourth highest mountain in the world, and the tallest freestanding mountain.
This climb will be marked by the 3Thirtyseven launch which is set to bring interested women from all parts of the world. The launch will introduce the ultimate vision for 3Thirtyseven. Reflecting on the vision the CEO, Angeline Gavaza a Zimbabwean Nurse, said ‘Walking and climbing mountains teaches you strong discipline come thunder and heavy rain, on challenge terrain you learn to endure the elements of the weather with humility’’ she added that besides climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for a good cause, she was excited that the challenge would take some women on a personal journey where they would be striped of attachments to worldly possessions & empty worldly values.
The launch is being partnered with Action Challenge an organisation which has a longstanding history supporting challenge events across the globe offering some of the world’s events. The event will take place on 13thOctober 2011 at the Friends
House in London with more details on the 3Thirtyseven website.
Women of African decent or origin are being invited for an evening of inspiration and reflection. The launch is also intended to raise awareness of the work that needs to be done in the rebuilding of Africa by African women. It will also highlight women’s accomplishments in the diaspora and in Africa, and how that can be used to create a legacy. In addition to this, women who meet the criteria will also have the privilege of an exclusive membership with 3Thirtyseven, with one of the benefits being access to a diverse network of professional women of African heritage sharing knowledge.
Speaking on the Challenge, Daphne Kasambala, Finance Director for 3Thirtyseven said, “Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro will be memorable, but to be able to experience it with other inspiring African women who are willing to offer the sacrifice for the Motherland, is what I’m truly looking forward to,”
Daphne originally from Malawi is a Corporate Banker.
In addition, Pamela Samasuwo-Nyawiri, Fundraising Director of the nonprofit expressed that the women were beyond inspiring and that she was so thankful to be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity adding that she could finally give back not only to Africa but to Zimbabwe her county of origin.
“We are honored to be kicking off our ‘3Thirtyseven launch partnering with Action challenge who have shown a continued and passionate commitment to our cause’’.
In view of this, 3Thirtyseven were also eager to announce that their Africa Branch coordinated by Rudo Nyangulu, Legal Consultant, would soon be holding a launch for African based women. Rudo who is from Malawi but based in Zimbabwe has vast experience with implementing watchdog theories within the non-profit industry in Africa. More details of the launch and 3Thirtyseven can be found at http://www.3thirtyseven.co.uk/
Compiled by Pam Samasuwo-Nyawiri & Mike Tashaya
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