The Kilimanjaro Initiative (KI) was founded as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in 2006 to encourage young women and men to have
self-belief and to assist in providing opportunities that will enable them to take on constructive roles in their communities. As a key feature of its activities, KI organizes an annual ascent of
Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The climb helps raise awareness of social issues youth face in their communities and exemplifies how sport is used as a tool towards the development
of a community.
UNFCU has been supporting KI since its inception, and continues to do so through the UNFCU Foundation. KI has brought more than 400 youth, athletes, musicians and sustainable
development activists from the private and public sectors from more than 50 countries to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
- Empower young people to overcome socio-economic obstacles
- Enable youth to lead change in their communities through participation in local initiatives
- Effectively prevent and reduce crime
- USD 50.00 enables a youth to take part in leadership training