Looking for a new challenge? Climb Kilimanjaro, raise cash for War Child

Dutch aid group War Child is looking for internationals with a taste of adventure to join the Kili Challenge – to climb mount Kilimanjaro and collect as much money as they possibly can to save children affected by war.

If you love adventure and change, you will definitely enjoy the Kili-Challenge offered to you by War Child. You are invited to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and while you’re at it, collect as much money as you can to help children living in war zones around the globe.

You will pay for your own trip, and War Child will challenge you to raise that sum by at least € 2,400 through sponsorships. To make sure you are perfectly ready to climb Africa’s highest mountain (5,895 metres) not only physically, but mentally as well, War Child is offering you an inspiring programme. This month we are organising the first out of at least three get-togethers. We will help you collect funds and make sure you are physically ready (think a weekend training in the Belgian Ardennes).


‘In the beginning I was unsure how I could collect the required sponsorship money because as an international living in Amsterdam I did not have a large family to get support from,’ says expat Halima who did the challenge in 2015.

‘But as soon as I announced my participation on social media, people around me responded with great encouragement and offers of help. A friend baked cup cakes I sold during Gay Pride, and others donated unwanted items which I sold at second hand markets.’

So far over 250 people have climbed Kilimanjaro for War Child before. Tired but satisfied, they have reached their targets, marvelling at the rising sun from the rooftop of Africa. The three previous editions of the War Child Kili-Challenge have exceeded all expectations. Thanks to our participants, War Child has been able to help out thousands of children, offering them a better future.

International group

There are three departure dates: 20, 23 and 29 January, 2018. Departure date 23 January is an international group and the going language is English. The whole trip takes 10 days, of which you spend seven days on the mountain. Please bear in mind that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a demanding adventure and the total cost will be about €4,000.  Find an overview of the costs here.

Do you want to take up the challenge and help War Child provide a better future to thousands of war children? Then sign up for the Kili-Challenge! You may sign up as an individual or as a group of friends or colleagues. Attend our information evenings or join our webinarsYou can also visit our FAQ page, check the brochure of Mountain Network, email us via challenge@warchild.nl or call us on +3120 422 77 77.

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