Trek4Mandela is an annual expedition to summit Africa’s highest peak on Mandela Day, 18 July to honour Nelson Mandela’s living legacy that not only inspires Africans but across the globe.  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.

The Trek4Mandela 2021 Expedition 

Our Trek4Mandela team successfully summited Mount. Kilimanjaro on 18 July 2021, as an inspirational climb and to continue support the fight against period poverty, which has become more paramount due to the global pandemic – PANDEMICS DON’T STOP PERIODS!

The Expedition was led by former South African Public Protector and Humanitarian, Professor Thuli Madonsela and Mr Sibusiso Vilane, the Trek4Mandela Expedition Leader

Trek4Mandela Open Day Series

Given the support and interest that we have received over the years, we are very excited to announce that we have launched our first of its kind Trek4Mandela Open Day Series. There has been significant demand from esteemed individuals who wish summit Kilimanjaro and join the notable cause of empowering the girl child. The Open Day Series will be taking place as follows.

  • First Open Day – 01 to 03 April 2022
  • Second Open Day – 27 to 29 May 2022
  • Third Open Day – 11 to 13 November 2022

Trek4Mandela 2022 Expeditions

  • Milestone Climb – 18 July 2022 (Mandela Day)

This summit will be to celebrate 10 years of the Trek4Mandela Expedition since the first summit in 2012 by Mr Richard Mabaso and Mr Sibusiso Vilane.

  • Super Women Climb – 09 August 2022 (Women’s Day)

This summit will be an all-female climb with strong and powerful women, from all walks of life to climb the highest peak in Africa and honour those who fought for the liberation of women before them.

Trek4Mandela Events

  • 100 Days to 10th Year Anniversary Milestone Climb – 08 April 2022

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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.