Denise Weinmann
Denise Weinmann's Fundraiser

5,895 Meters to Support Young Readers

I'm Denise Weinmann and I'm climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to support girls and boys in Mara, Tanzania.

$2,500 towards $2,500


Jambo, (hello) my name is Denise Weinmann and this June I am headed to Africa, Tanzania to be specific, Why, to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and raise funds for the nonprofit organization called Tanzania Development Support. Climbing Kili, the roof of Africa, has been on my bucket list for a very long time and I am not getting any younger. So please consider donating to my page so you can share in my excitement in seeing firsthand the positive impact education can have on the boys and girls in Tanzania. I am very excited about being a part of this team. This is going to be a once in a life time experience for me but a life changing event for these boys and girls. Asante (Thank-you)

About the 2019 Kilimanjaro Climb

Tanzania Development Support is proud to join Madaraka Neyerere (youngest son of the first president of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere) for a second time and ascend to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in the name of supporting education in the Mara region of Tanzania. Now that the Library and Community Resource Center (LCRC) has been constructed and outfitted with thousands of textbooks and general circulation books that are published in Swahili, we are working towards elevating the facility to a true 21st century center for learning. We have set an ambitious goal of raising $75,000 for the 2019 Kilimanjaro Climb, which will be used to fund the following:

Technology – Computers and tablets that students will be able to use for assignments and research, and teachers will be able to use for professional development and improved teaching methods.

Equipment – Furnishing the LCRC Kids' Section so pre-primary children in the surrounding villages have an opportunity to begin their education earlier than ever.

Personnel – Hiring and training staff to manage the vast collection of textbooks and general circulation books in Swahili, recruit community volunteers and students to participate in library clubs, and help educate adults on how to access websites and books about agriculture, business, and much more.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page, please contribute what you can to help me reach my goal. Thanks again, Denise