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Watch Now: Kili Climb 4 Kids Documentary

   
   Jasmine Owen

On July 15, 2015, a team of ambitious adventurers – including three World Vision Celebrity ambassadors – embarked on a journey of a lifetime. Their mission: To climb Africa’s highest mountain, and help World Vision Canada raise awareness for the plight of children engaged in dirty, dangerous and degrading jobs.

The climb would take them seven days to complete, all the way to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Thanks to the generosity of Canadians across the country, World Vision ambassadors JD Scott, Cheryl Bernard, Rick Campanelli, along with Arienne Parze of SeeYouSoon.ca, corporate sponsors Melanie Trepanier of Sierrasil, Dan Monaghan of WSI, and Team World Vision’s very own Alicia Pereira and TJ Grant, each climbed 5,895 metres to stand on the roof of Africa.

This is their story.
 

 

On June 8, 2016, nearly a year after they returned home from their life-changing adventure, the Kili Climb 4 Kids team was reunited at TIFF for the screening of their documentary. Proceeds from the premiere will be directed to ‪‎World Vision‬’s Girls & Women in Crisis Fund, helping to prevent abuse, child labour, sex trafficking and early marriage through education, job training and healthcare.

Text CLIMB to 45678 to donate $10 to women and girls in crisis, or visit worldvision.org to learn more.

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