The Malta Independent 25 May 2018, Friday

Kilimanjaro Challenge Malta inaugurates kindergarten in Ethiopia

Saturday, 20 January 2018, 11:58 Last update: about 4 months ago

A kindergarten in a poor community in Ethiopia has just been inaugurated, marking the 11th project completed by Kilimanjaro Challenge Malta.

For the past eleven years, over €700,000 in funds was collected for different projects in Kenya and Ethiopia. "All of these projects have been co-ordinated by the Missionary Movement 'Jesus in Thy Neighbour', founded by the late Fr. George Grima who passed away in September of this year," a statement by the group read.

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Over the past year, the team managed to raise €75,000 for the recently inaugurated project - a kindergarten in Wush Wush, Ethiopia, a small villiage home to 800 families who live in extreme poverty. The school will host 150 students, offering children a basic education and a hot meal each day. The project is being dedicated to Philip Bonett.

"On the 5 January 2018, all eighteen members of the 11th team of Kilimanjaro Challenge Malta summited Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world - at 5895m.  The team had worked tirelessly to train for this expedition while raising funds for the project," the statement read.

 


 

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