On August 28th, an amazing group of women will begin their 5 day climb on Mt. Kenya.
The 16 Lions members who are all from different countries, will be making their way along the Chogoria route to the peak, a difficult challenge that’s worth every minute.
They are raising $100,000 for the ‘Kili for Kids’ Project, which will provide the funds for much needed renovations of the Mwereni School for the Visually Impaired in Tanzania.
The school is also a safe haven for children with Albinism, who have sadly come under attack by people believing their bones hold magic powers.
Among this team of amazing women is Australian Sheryl Keppler, President of the Australian Online and Travellers Lions Club.
Sheryl says she agreed to join the expedition at the 2023 National Convention on the Gold Coast after Past International President Barry Palmer asked an Australian Lion to sign up.
“I saw no reason not to take up the challenge, so I took him up on the offer and joined the Kili for Kids Team,” she says.
“We are 16 female Lions from 16 different countries, that will join together and climb Mt. Kenya.”
The Kili for Kids project was inspired by the first female Lions President Gudrun Yngvadottir, with the first international team of female Lions climbing Kilimanjaro to raise money and build a school for children in Kenya.
Through the Kili for Kids program, Lions directly help provide education and feeding programs to orphans and needy children.
We wish the 16 Lions all the best of luck on their climb!