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Trek4Mandela is an annual expedition to summit Africa’s highest peak on Mandela Day, 18 July.

The expedition was established by innovative social entrepreneur and humanitarian, Richard Mabaso and is led by renowned South African adventurer and motivational speaker, Sibusiso Vilane – the first black African to conquer the three Poles challenge: South Pole, North Pole and Mount Everest.

Trek4Mandela brings together inspired individuals from corporate and public backgrounds to assist in raising funds and creating awareness for the Caring4Girls programme. Research  has revealed that girls from poor backgrounds could miss up to 50 days of school each year due to menstrual related challenges. According to UNICEF girls’ education and empowerment literally  saves millions of lives. More educated women tend to be healthier, work and earn more income, have fewer children, and provide better health care and education to their children.

Mandela Centenary Year

Now in it’s 7 th year, the 2018 Trek will celebrate Madiba’s 100th birthday with two summit groups. Our aim is to obtain the commitement of 67 Climbers to participate in this year’s expedition.

2018 Summit days:
18th July to Celebrate Mandela Day.
9th August to Commemorate National Women’s Day.

The 2018 expedition aims to raise enough funds to ensure that 500,000 girl children will not miss a day of school and give much-needed accessibility to sanitary towels. The target of the 2018 Trek Target to raise funds to procure 6,000,000 (60,000,000pads) packets of sanitary pads.

Centenary Legacy Initiatives

We are celebrating the Centenary year by launching the following Legacy Initiatives in 2018/19:

  • Trek4Mandela 2019 – 100 Climbers to attempt the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Trek100 – 67 girls from South Africa’s nine provinces to participate in a once in a lifetime experience trekking across 7 continents.
  • 100 Bursaries to support 100 poor girls from Caring4Girls’ schools.
  • Adopt 100 schools per province to benefit from the project.

Our goal is to provide monthly menstrual support and effective hygiene and health education, to ensure the development and growth of thousands of young South African and African women. Our ultimate goal is to reach two million girls by 2020. Individuals can support the climbers by sending an SMS with the name GIRLCHILD” to 42513 to make a pledge of R30.

Our Climbing Team

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ABIGAIL SENATE SEMONO

ANGELA  YEUNG
Impilo Collection

ANDISA LIBA

CALVIN TSHAKA
Mercedes-Benz SA

CHARLOTTE MEKGWE
Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (IDC)

CATHY MOHLAHLANA
eNCA 

CLEO JOHNSON
Neucleo Marketing and Communications

DAVINA TOALE
Cube Strategic Design

DILON SUBRAMANIAN
ABSA Bank

DIKELEDI DLWATI

KEVIN RITCHIE
Media Consultant

LYNN FORBES
AKA Foundation

MAGS NATASEN

MOTSHIDISI ‘TSHIDI’ NGWAGWE
Seriti Resources

 

MPUME NYANDU

NTSIKI MPULO

PAIGE LINDERBERG
The Exception Signature Events Company

RHIVATSHINI KAMARA
Tshiphiri Foundation

RAMABELE MOGOSHI
Shell South Africa Energy (Pty) Ltd

THINUS SCHEEPERS
South African Mint Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd

THUSANI MULAUDZI
City of Johannesburg

TEBOGO KGONYANE

TAWANDA CHATIKOBO

VICKEY GANESH
GenXsys Africa Consulting

VIOLAR MEKGOE

WARRAN PULA
South African Mint Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd

XAVIER SAER
By Xavier

YANDISWA NTISANA
Shell South Africa Energy (Pty) Ltd