Kilimanjaro Direct – Appeal for funds to buy a bus! Kilimanjaro Direct was founded by Sheila Ryan in 20O5. I became involved in the Charity in 2007.
The aim of the Charity is to help alleviate poverty in the Kilimanjaro area of Tanzania, Africa. In 2010 a group of us, with the help of local volunteers constructed a nine Classroom School and Administration Block – the project was completed in 2012.
During my visit in 2014 I became aware of an orphanage outside Moshi. The only facility they had for their education was a lean-to shed with planks of wood as seating and a broken down blackboard. These children could be accommodated in our school if they had transport. Having researched the cost, we now know that it is possible. I intend to return to Kilimanjaro in July 2017 and hopefully with the resources to purchase a suitable vehicle in the knowledge that the school will provide a trained driver.
I am appealing for your financial support towards this very worthwhile project. I give you an absolute assurance that all contributions received will be applied to the project without any deductions or expenses.I will be making an appeal at all Masses next week end and a collection will be taken up