At the foot of the Mountain
The first stop for our team will be in Amboseli which is at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. There we will partner with local leaders and teachers to provide strategic teacher training and fun and effective classroom strategies for more effective teaching. The Lenkai School that Just One Africa has partnered with in the past has a rescue center on its grounds for children that are orphaned, albino, escaping being a child bride, FGM, or human trafficking.
Our goal is to better equip their teachers with training, excellent teaching materials and supplies donated from teachers in the states, and lessons that can be implemented easily that will address current needs and challenges. This will provide students with an even better education ensuring them that they will excel in their exams and move on in school providing them with hope for a secure future.
Fun Facts about Mt. Kilimanjaro:
- Measuring in at 19,341 feet (5,895m) tall, not only is Mount Kilimanjaro the tallest mountain in Africa, but it is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
- Mt. Kilimanjaro supports 6 major Eco-zones: cultivated land, rainforest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and glaciers.
- Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones, Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo. Mawenzi and Shira are extinct but Kibo, the highest peak, is dormant and could erupt again.
- Approximately 25,000 people attempt to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro annually. Approximately two-thirds are successful. Altitude-related problems is the most common reason climbers turn back. At the peak there is roughly half as much oxygen in a breath as you would find at sea level.
- The oldest person ever to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro was 87-year-old Frenchman Valtee Daniel.
- Nearly every climber who has summitted Uhuru Peak, the highest summit on Kibo’s crater rim, has recorded his or her thoughts about the accomplishment in a book stored in a wooden box at the top.
This is such a beautiful mountain. One day I would like to climb. Mt. Kilimanjaro.