Kenya joins the world in marking Giving Tuesday
A team of 10 climbers left Nairobi Saturday morning to head to Nanyuki for the Mt Kenya Charity climb, a charity exercise expected to kickstart the Giving Tuesday.
The Mt Kenya Charity Climb has been set up by Tin Roof Foundation in collaboration with GivingTuesdayKe to hoist the #GivingTuesday Kenya flag at the Lenana Peak a week ahead of the Giving Tuesday. The climb is a partnership of five organizations who are fundraising for different causes. Tin Roof Foundation will be raising funds for the organization’s Simply Do Good initiative. Other partnering organizations include Toto Care Box, Uweza Foundation, African Youth Leadership Forum, Tazama Nia and Seed of Hope by Raising Futures Kenya (Vision Africa).
A team of 10 climbers left Nairobi on Saturday 23rd November to head to Nanyuki. On the 24th they will start the climb and raise the Giving Tuesday Kenya flag before heading back down to return to Nairobi on Wednesday 27th.
“The Mt Kenya Charity Climb is a true example of what can happen when you work together rather than compete against each other. In a shared spirit of generosity, six organisations are coming together to encourage Kenyans to participate in Giving Tuesday 2019. It is our belief that through collaboration, we can rise together and on Tuesday we look forward to raising the GivingTuesday flag on top of Mt Kenya to celebrate the generosity that exists in our country.” Echoed Barbara Muthoka, Head of Operations, Tin Roof Foundation during the flag off event.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 3rd, and throughout the year.
“As the country coordinator for Giving Tuesday activities in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, we seek to encourage and facilitate the participation of individuals, businesses and non-profits in the movement by providing tools, resources, linking up and partnership opportunities so that the movement continues to grow and the true spirit of African philanthropy can be celebrated with the global audience.” Said Evans Okinyi, CEO, East Africa Philanthropy Network.
Kenya was ranked the most generous country in Africa on the World Giving Index report 2019 by the Charities Aid Foundation. As the world marks Giving Tuesday on December 3,
all organizations are using the local fundraising platform, M-Changa, to collect donations for the climb and aim to promote tourism with a purpose by showing people how they can use such challenges to raise money for great initiatives in Kenya.
GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year.” said Asha Curran, Giving Tuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. “With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”