There were moments I questioned my life decisions and would have been totally ok to stop. It was in those moments I reminded myself why I was here. The money raised would go towards education and improving the quality of life of so many kids. It was bigger than me, and it was time to dig deep. My mantra for the climb was ‘One foot in front of the other, one breath and then the next’.
On Sunday, April 7th, 2019, 113 School for Life supporters descended upon Thredbo Village to join in the inaugural Kosi Climb for Kids - our first ever family-friendly, all ages event held on Aussie soil - where participants young and old walked the 13km round-trip to experience a day in the shoes of rural Ugandan students.
On September 8th, a group of 16 adventurers reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. It was a feat that took seven days to complete; a gruelling mental and physical challenge battling freezing cold temperatures and altitude.
Experience the week up on the mountain from the eyes of our CEO, Annabelle Chauncy, who led the team of 16 and tackled Mount Kilimanjaro the second time around - two years in a row!
Due to a lack of washrooms, a lack of sanitary pads and bullying by peers, girls in rural Uganda miss up to eight days each school term because they are on their periods. The eight days on average translates into 11% of the total learning days in a year which causes high drop-out rates and school absenteeism. Read on to see how Mabel is making a difference for our girls and women.