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5,895 Meters to Support Young Readers

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

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$2,745 towards $2,500

Kilimanjaro or Bust!

I am Jonathan Justice, and this June I will be traveling to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro as a volunteer with a nonprofit organization called Tanzania Development Support. I'm now a professor (and dog walker) in Delaware, and this is actually something I have wanted to do since I was a child. I am therefore doubly excited not just to be doing it at long last, but also to raising funds for local efforts to provide high-quality educational resources to girls and boys. My own life has been privileged immeasurably by the professional opportunities and spiritual well-being made possible by a great education, and I hope to contribute a bit toward making those same benefits available to others. I will be even happier about it if you, my family and friends, are willing and able to contribute support toward my fundraising goal for the 2019 Kilimanjaro Climb.

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.

So you can see that this is truly a very good cause, and not just the indulgence of an old professor's lifelong fantasy! Any amount you can contribute will be valuable and deeply appreciated. Thank you for considering donating to the 2019 Kilimanjaro Climb.