Everybody has the right to education — flag project


In order to deliver the message about everyone's right to education to as many people as possible, the Ladies' Trekking Club started a flag project in which everyone who cannot or does not wish to go to Kilimanjaro can sign up in support of the project. The first flag featured 10,113 names and arrived on top of Mount Kilimanjaro on 8 March 2014 (International Women's Day). It was then dispatched on a world tour. The countries it was sent to were Estonia, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Tanzania. The first flag was given to the Tanzanian Tourism Board. The second flag (also featuring over 10,000 names) made it to the top of Kilimanjaro on 8 March 2015. This flag was given to the Zara Charity, which supports the Kilimanjaro orphanage. The 2015 donation (ca $1500) for school equipment was also given to the Kilimanjaro orphanage, which we visited after our trip to the Roof of Africa.