dotAfrica Welcomes Home Trek4Mandela Kilimanjaro Climbers
DotAfrica, Africa’s home on the worldwide web proudly administered by Registry Africa, today (11 August 2019) rolled out the red carpet for a determined group of Trek4Mandela climbers who successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro with the dotAfrica flag in hand. Counting former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela amongst them, the group of 23 participants that reached Africa’s highest peak on Women’s Day was welcomed home at the dotAfrica-sponsored event that took place at OR Tambo International Airport.
The theme of the Trek4Mandela Women’s Day Expedition was “Climb for Dignity and Social Justice” and follows on the annual Trek4Mandela initiative that aims to provide indigent girls with sanitary towel support which enables them to focus on their studies and other life goals. Since 2012, this initiative has positively impacted over 750 000 girls.
Registry Africa partnered with the Caring4Girls initiative in 2018 after its CEO Lucky Masilela, brand ambassador Unathi Nkayi and the dotAfrica team, successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro in January 2018 as part of the “follow the flag” campaign which aimed to raise awareness for the then recently-launched dotAfrica gTLD (geographic Top Level Domain Name) and the opportunities it brings.
Caring4Girls aims to keep girl children in school by supplying them with sanitary towels and dotAfrica has pledged support for 100 girls for 3 years. “We continue to back this campaign because it is such a tangible way to make a huge difference in young lives,” says Lucky Masilela, Registry Africa CEO.
The partnership between the Imbumba Foundation and Registry Africa was built on a joint appreciation of Africa as the Bright Continent. In addition, both organisations are rallying around the positive symbol of Mount Kilimanjaro as Africa’s highest peak. The Trek4Mandela campaign has for the past eight years used this symbol to amplify the Caring4Girls message that no girl child should miss school for lack of adequate sanitary protection.
“Nothing must stand in the way of girls attending school and benefiting from the opportunities that good education unlocks,” concluded Mr Masilela.