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Thuli Madonsela Women's Day Executive Climb proudly supported by


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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 8th year, the 2019 Treks have continued to celebrate Madiba’s Centenary Year with two summit groups.

2019 Summit days:
18th July to celebrate Mandela Day.
09 August  Thuli Madonsela Executive Climb, themed Climb for Dignity & Social Justice, to commemorate Women’s Day.

The 2019 expedition aims to raise enough funds to ensure that 1 million girl children will not miss a day of school and give much-needed accessibility to sanitary towels.

Centenary Legacy Initiatives

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

  • Trek4Mandela 2020 & Beyond – 100 Climbers to attempt the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Trek100 – 100 girls from South Africa’s nine provinces to participate in a once in a lifetime experience trekking across 7 continents.  First expedition took place to Morocco in September 2018.  View more at Trek100
  • 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.