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2019 Kilimanjaro Climb

5,895 Meters to Support Young Readers

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Welcome 2019 Kilimanjaro Climbers and Supporters!

Tanzania has one of the lowest rates of student enrollment in secondary school, and keeping children in school, especially girls, has proven to be the best investment that can be made in a community. This June, a group of volunteers will be traveling around the globe to climb the largest freestanding mountain in the world and raising money to help Tanzania Development Support achieve its mission of supporting locally identified educational improvements for youth, especially girls, in the Mara region as a way to escape poverty.

We have set a goal of raising $75,000 for the 2019 Kilimanjaro Climb, which will be used to fund access to technology, resources for primary and pre-primary education programs at the library, and training library staff to manage the vast collection of books and begin to engage with adults in the surrounding villages about the value of the library. It is an ambitious goal but we believe we can do it together with your help.

Learn more about our 2019 Kilimanjaro Climb team by visiting their individual fundraising pages below. You can also help us meet our goal of raising $75,000 by clicking the donate button at the bottom of this page or on any of the individual climber pages. You can also support our fundraising goal by mailing a check to 201 Thornbrook Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For questions or to learn more about how you can get involved with Tanzania Development Support, please email

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