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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 support the First Chance Education Centre, an early childhood education center for children ages 2 - 5, through working directly with children in the community and assisting 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!


Trip Details and Costs

 

DATES

August 23 - September 5

  • Expected to depart Nashville on August 23rd, arriving in Tanzania on the 24th

  • And departing Tanzania on the evening of September 4th, arriving in Nashville on the 5th

 

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] Pamoja Tunaweza or 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 3, 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 4, the real fun begins. We’ll spend the week working with the staff at First Chance Education Centre, interacting with the students, serving the school, teaching children and families about movement, and, most importantly, being students of 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!  

 

 

HOUSING

We will stay in a house right near the school with running water, electricity (when available), bathrooms, showers, and a kitchen. It is within walking distance to First Chance Education Centre and the Honey Badger Lodge.

 

 

FOOD

A cook will prepare the majority of our meals- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There will be some evenings that we will go to the restaurants in town.

 

 

COST

  • $3,500 per person
  • $500 non-refundable deposit due at the time of registration. Final acceptance date for registration is May 1, 2018. 

 

 

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS (AFTER DEPOSIT)

  • April 15th:       $600
  • May 15th:        $600
  • June 15th:       $600
  • July 15th:         $600
  • August 15th:   $600

 

 

FUNDRAISING

Each person will be responsible for raising a minimum of $3,500 for the trip. This will include housing, activities, most meals, in-country transport, visas, and the projects at school. We will work together to help everyone achieve their goal. 

Not included in this fundraising:

  • Round-trip flights
  • Any Vaccines (depending on your insurance and previous vaccinations, this could cost up to $500)
  • Trip Insurance and Health Insurance - we will let you know what to sign up for but this will be an individual cost of roughly $100
  • Some Meals


If you are part of the Together We Can team please use the buttons below to find any information you need! Pages are password protected and you will have been given a password. If you have questions, please email brittany@risetochange.org or kate@getfit615.com