Trip Dates for 2018:

August 23 - September 5

Have you ever climbed part of Mt. Kilimanjaro, seen a lion up close, slept under the African stars, or influenced the lives of a whole community? This is your chance.

getFIT615 and RISE are organizing our second 12 day trip to Moshi, Tanzania, in collaboration with First Chance Education Centre. The visit will focus on efforts to improve the First Chance Education Centre, an early childhood education center for children ages 2 - 5, through working directly with children in the community and helping the administration establish exercise and nutrition programs. Funds raised for the trip will ensure that children can safely get to school each day, enable the Centre to hire qualified teachers and administrators, increase the nutritional value of school meals, and cover travel expenses for participants. The trip, August 23, 2018 to September 4, 2018, will also include once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro, visit a local Maasai community and explore the Ngorongoro Crater – one of Africa’s seven natural wonders!


Like most [read: all] things, we can’t do this alone; and, we don’t want to. So, we’ve officially named this safari [translation: journey] Together We Can. Our goal is to raise enough money to send a group to Moshi that represents the best of our community – all of you guys! – and provide First Chance with the tools it needs to continue to grow and thrive long after our visit.

Once we arrive in Tanzania, we’ll have the opportunity to explore Moshi, interact in the community, and get our bearings. On Day 2, we’ll travel an hour from Moshi Town to Park Gate and spend the day hiking along the Marangu Route of Mt. Kilimanjaro to Mandara Hut – the first hut along the route.  On Day 3, the real fun begins. We’ll spend the week working with the staff at First Chance Education Centre, interacting with the students, helping to make improvements to their school building, teaching children and families about exercise and nutrition, and, most importantly, learning about their culture. To cap off our visit, we’ll have the opportunity to visit a Maasai village, spend a night under the African stars, and enjoy a #joysafari in the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater before returning home.


This is a big task and a big trip. It will be all hands on deck, but Together We Can extend our community to some of the farthest reaching parts of the world. Not sure if you can travel? We’d love for you to commit to supporting Together We Can in other ways.

To get involved/join us, please email or!

Please note: the deadline to commit is February 15, 2018 and includes a $500 initial contribution.

Using PayPal, donate directly at

Using Venmo, send your donation to @rise_tochange

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