About The Climb
The beauty of the mountain is that it doesn’t care if you are a seasoned mountaineer or have never climbed before. The mountain has the same obstacles and the same distance to get to the summit. People do climbs like this to make a difference and to set themselves apart. It’s a bucket list experience that can bring lasting change. They say the easy things in life often offer no pleasure, but it is the difficult challenges that bring us satisfaction and help us grow.
Our mission is to raise awareness about sexual-based violence and to raise funds for programs that fight such issues, such as WE Restore, WE Empower, and WE Educate. Specifically, funds will go towards our aftercare home in Uganda that rescues girls from sex trafficking and does restorative counseling and economic development. Funds will also support our partner project in Congo performs fistula reparative surgeries for women and girls who are victims of sexual assault. Lastly, funds will also be set aside to begin outreach and rescue work in Nepal.
The climb will take place in February 2023 and will raise awareness of sexual-based violence through press releases, media coverage, and WE International’s social media networks. The climbers will be expected to raise money for their climb with a percentage going to the various programs and projects that address sexual-based violence.
The challenge is the climb: Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa standing at 19,341 feet. It is considered one of the seven summits and is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.
Everyone who undergoes this type of adventure learns it has a certain plumbing effect on your life. The climb asks many questions of you such as, What are you passionate about? What is your story? The climb has a beautiful way of making you think about the priorities in your life. It gives you the opportunity to make a difference in lives of women and girls who have lived through very traumatic, heart wrenching experiences