Are you the enthusiastic person who wants to sponsor me?
Or will you go up that mountain with me?
A lot of money is needed, but it is therefore a great project with sustainable benefits for these children on a social, social and economic level. Therefore, I hope, and possibly with others, with this physical challenge I can raise money and that this project can be fully realized.
A tough challenge: climbing the Kilimanjaro.
Start collection: 29 October 2017 / Sluiting: 31 October 2018.
Why I do this
As a founder and chairman of this foundation, I would like to contribute in a challenging manner to the Foundations goals, even if it is a very tough challenge. Whenever I’m on one of the projects in Indonesia, and I see the children with physical or mental disabilities – the target audience of the foundation – sometimes struggle and try to shift their own physical limits, I’m so grateful that I am physically healthy. I want to make good use of that. The foundation is currently setting up a “Creative Educational Center” in Lovina, Bali. You will read everything on this page (in Dutch):
The Kilimanjaro, located in the Kilimanjaro region in the north east of Tanzania, is a 60-kilometer 80-kilometer mountain massif that is formed by three stratovolcans, approximately 3 degrees south of the equator. The Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain and is listed at number 4, of the seven highest mountains of each continent (seven summits). The mountain is 5,895m above sea level and is the highest “detached” mountain in the world.
Will it be a heavy climb? Yes, but how exciting is that. In November 2016, I reached the base camp of Mount Everest through 3 mountain passes, with the highest point at 5,535m. That was quite limiting, I thought. Now I’m going to shift my boundaries again. Up to the 5,895m! It seems a relatively small difference but do not mistaken, at this level it’s a bit different because of the thin air.
Are you coming with me?
Do you have a good fitness or would you like to train for this, or do you already have any experience with mountain hikes and have you been at 3,000m above sea level? Or do you just like a great challenge? Please sign up or ask for more information as soon as possible and in any case before November 30, 2017. Please give an indication in which period you may be able to climb. After that you will get further information. Do you don’t want to go with me you would like do a donation? Of course it’s all right.Do you want to join me? Then sign up.
How the trek progresses will be as surprising for me as for everyone else, but I am certain to encounter the following along my path: long hours of hiking every day through a harsh environment, defying my fear of heights, getting along with the cold and thin air, having no comfortable sleeping places, simple meals and no luxury showers, and last but not least, facing considerable muscle aches….for 6-7 days.
But I know why I do this!
I am really not doing it for nothing
How unnecessary it is if these children are tucked away in a corner. With creative education the Creative Heart Foundation wants to ensure that children with a physical or mental disability get a place in the Indonesian society and economy. Also for the parents it is very important to see that their disabled child can really be someone. How unnecessary it is when these children are tucked away in a corner. Every child deserves a chance and a colorful life!
If you support me, you certainly will support the Creative Heart Foundation and the children of Indonesia, who are living daily with physical or mental impairment.
I thank you for your participation or financial contribution in advance!