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Why Climb for Kili?

Climb Kili for Kitenga is a twenty-day, 60-mile virtual challenge to power-up the Kitenga Girls Secondary School! Run, walk, hike or bike your way to the virtual summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, together we’ll reach the peak. Register today, The Climb starts October 11th.

The school is growing and more students means a heightened demand for clean, renewable, and reliable power and water. Through enhanced solar power and water supplies we can ensure a quality education for the next generation of students.

Join our virtual Climb Kili for Kitenga and help us reach our goal of $30,000!

Your Donation Will:

  • Keep the school powered-on through new solar panels and batteries
  • Ensure girls’ access to clean water for their day-to-day essential needs like cooking, cleaning, laundry and bathing
  • Improve learning opportunities for girls by extending hours for learning and increasing the use of computers
  • Improve campus safety by adding lit campus roads and walkways
  • Create a greener, more eco-friendly Kitenga

How it Works

Sign up to join in the fun! Register for the challenge as a solo climber or gather a few of your friends and run, walk, hike or bike as a team.  When you climb as a team, share the mileage, and climb together to reach the peak.

Registration is offered on a sliding scale, so please choose the level that works for you. 

  • Student/Youth: $15 Receive a digital Climb Kili for Kitenga poster
  • Climber: $25 Receive a Climb Kili for Kitenga sticker
  • Ascent: $75 Receive a Climb Kili for Kitenga t-shirt & sticker
  • Summit: $150 Receive a Climb Kili for Kitenga Oxford Pennant, t-shirt & sticker

Get the Word Out

While not required to participate in the Climb, our Climb Kili Ambassadors and fundraisers help actualize our vision of a brighter, more educated future for girls!

  • Start a fundraiser either on Facebook or on GEC’s website by clicking the button below
  • Post the challenge on social media & encourage your networks to register
  • Make a donation: looking to simply donate to Climb Kili? Click here!

Special prizes will be awarded for fundraisers!

  • Fundraise $150+ to receive a custom, limited edition Climb Kili for Kitenga Oxford Pennant
  • The first 3 people to raise $1,000+ receive their choice of a kitenge-themed yoga basket, or, a kitenge-themed food & dining basket
  • The overall top fundraiser will have their name commemorated on the new Climb Kili for Kitenga mural in Kitenga – a truly priceless prize!

Start Your Climb

Let the climb begin!  Start your 60-mile journey up Kili and keep an eye out for fun surprises along the way. The climb will take place from October 11th through 31st.

  • Walk, run, bike, or swim for girls education
  • Download the app to connect your favorite fitness app to automatically track your progress or upload your on the webpage and/or app manually to virtually climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Hit milestones and compete with others along the route
  • Make a difference for girls education

We're here to help 24/7!

Any questions, difficulties registering, interest in sponsorships, email us!

Join the Movement

Together, we can show the world that there’s nothing a girl can’t do.