South African Mint team joins Kilimanjaro Trek4Mandela expedition to raise funds for Caring4Girls
Forty-two participants undertook the Trek4Mandela challenge this year, to raise funds and create awareness for the Caring4Girls initiative. Tumelo Tsehlo and Gawie Herholdt representing the South African Mint, were two of the 35 climbers who succeeded in conquering the highest peak in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro.
Although the climb is a physically challenging experience, it is a thrilling one that symbolises mental strength and marks the overall triumph of the human spirit over adversity.
The Trek4Mandela expedition is in its fourth year and culminates with the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak on 18 July 2015, in celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day. The cause aims to raise funds for the Caring4Girls initiative, dedicated to helping keep girls in school by providing them with essential sanitary towels.
Founded in 2012, Caring4Girls is dedicated to assisting girls in South Africa who are forced to stay at home due to the lack of funds for the basic necessity of sanitary wear, during their monthly menstrual cycle. These girls miss up to 50 days of school annually due to lack of adequate sanitary protection. Caring4Girls aims to support as many girls as possible with sanitary pads, and give them back their dignity and freedom, and make them feel empowered.
To continue support for the initiative, members of the public are encouraged to send an SMS with the name “SAMint” to 42513 and pledge R30. Terms and conditions apply.
For some coverage of the South African Mint’s participation in this epic journey, click below: