Amani Kids to tackle Kilimanjaro Marathon

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Amani Kids to tackle Kilimanjaro Marathon

A team of eleven teenagers from Moshi’s Amani Children’s Home (www.amanikids.org) are to tackle the Kilimanjaro Marathon on 28 February 2016.

The team will be running on behalf of Amani’s sports program. At Amani, many of the children find that sport is something they can really excel at, which in turn gives them the confidence to believe they can change their life and have a better future. The funds raised will be used to buy sports materials and to have an acrobatics and a sports teacher, making sure all children at Amani can learn, grow and heal through sports.

The runners in next month’s marathon were all rescued by Amani after living part of their lives as childen on the streets of Moshi and Arusha. They have since spent the last few years living in our Children’s Home, while catching up with their education and healing from their traumas.

We’ve had a lot of dealings with the excellent Amani Children’s Home over the years – and a lot of our clients have really enjoyed visiting them. Really is a very, very well run – and, sadly, absolutely essential – place.

You can find out more about Amani – and donate to the charity – by visiting their jsutgiving page at http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/amanichildren/kilimarathon2016 .

Good luck to all the runners!

About the Author:

I am a little obsessed with Mount Kilimanjaro. Since writing the first edition of the Kilimanjaro guide in 2001 I have climbed the mountain more than 30 times and occasionally leads treks up the mountain myself. And when I'm not in Tanzania researaching for the next edition of the guide (the fifth edition was published in 2018), I can be found living near Hastings, England, updating this website (which was first published in 2006), writing about the national trails of England, answering Kili-related emails and putting on weight. Friends describe me as living proof that virtually anybody can climb Kilimanjaro.