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