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12 February 2013

LADIES TREKKING & KILIMANJARO

Insert into Curiosity by Stefano

You have an extraordinary opportunity to contribute and help a brave woman from the Masai tribe called Theresia.

Theresia has decided to trek with other women to the peak of Kilimanjaro. This is part of the “Dreamers&Doers” book project, the publication of which is supported also by MASTERS.

This project is linked to the Ladies Trekking Club www.ladiestrekking.com and it aims at pointing out the need for education in Africa. All pre-ordering “Dreamers&Doers” book contributes personally to the project and also to Theresia.

The most significant story in the book is the story of “Theresia, a Masai woman“. We do not know the story and its result yet but we can support it together. As we now, the girls belonging to native tribes have major difficulties with obtaining education all over the world. Theresia is a Masai woman who has worked all her life just to provide school education to her daughter. She will go on a trip to Kilimanjaro with other women of different nationalities. She wants to tell the world that all of us have the right for education. 

How her journey goes, how far she goes and how big of a challenge it would be for her – all that can be read from the book. For the first time in her life she will put on clothes that we are used to wear on our trekking trips. For the first time in her life she will wear boots. She believes that her story will tell to many of us how difficult it is for girls to obtain education. She hopes that it will change and the situation will improve. If we do not speak up then who else will?

In addition, the book will include stories of women of more than twenty nationalities. All those women are connected by their travel to the roof of Africa. These stories are not about trekking but about those things inspiring us in life.The stories are written by Tess Burrows – UK; Brigitte Muir – Australia; Helga Hengge – Germany; Randi Skaug – Norway; Mandy Ramsten- South Africa; Karla S. Whelock – Mexico; Samantha Larson- USA and many-many others.

School textbooks for pupils and a book for you! Let us contribute together!

In the northern part of Tanzania there are two schools – Gombero and Elerai basic schools. These schools have no water and electricity. The schools teach more than 1200 pupils and each teacher takes care of 3-5 classes at one time. Each class has around 40 students. For some subjects, the school has just a couple of textbooks for the entire class. Almost half of the students live more than 10 km away from the school and there is no public transport. The helping hands have difficulties with reaching this place.

We have decided to offer some quick help. At minimum they would require 4500 textbooks, that would cost EUR 45,000. All the pre-ordered “Dreamers&Doers” books are linked to the project for providing textbooks for these two schools.

MASTERS would like to help them as quickly as possible.  


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