All for a Good Cause It’s

ALL-WOMEN TEAM FROM SIN­GA­PORE TO TREK MOUNT KIL­I­MAN­JARO AND EVER­EST BASE CAMP TO HELP YOUNG WOMEN

Asian Geographic - - Highlights -

In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day on 8 March and Ace Ad­ven­ture Ex­pe­di­tions will be send­ing two all-women’s team from Sin­ga­pore to scale two of the world’s high­est moun­tains, in an ef­fort to help teenage girls in Sin­ga­pore un­der the Project Pari.

The Mount Kil­i­man­jaro North­ern Cir­cuit trip will be held from 26 Fe­bru­ary to 10 March 2016, led by Vin­nie Tan who em­barked on the same trip in 2014 and was also an ac­tive vol­un­teer with Raleigh Sin­ga­pore. Stand­ing at 5,895 me­tres, Mount Kil­i­man­jaro is the high­est moun­tain in Africa and is a dor­mant vol­canic moun­tain with three vol­canic cones.

The Ever­est Base Camp ex­pe­di­tion will run from 13–30 March 2016 and will be led by Joanne Soo, the founder of Ace Ad­ven­ture and who was also part of Sin­ga­pore’s first all-women’s team to reach the sum­mit of Mount Ever­est in 2009. The Ever­est base Camp stands at 5548m and is the most pop­u­lar trekking ac­tiv­ity in the Hi­malayas.

All this is done for a good cause, as the ladies aim to raise funds for Project Pari, an or­gan­i­sa­tion that helps teenage girls from low­er­in­come fam­i­lies with ed­u­ca­tional and fi­nan­cial needs. Set up by the Zonta Club in Sin­ga­pore, which is also part of the Sin­ga­pore Coun­cil of Women’s Or­ga­ni­za­tions (SCWO), Project Pari has helped over 150 teenage girls since its in­cep­tion in 2008. ag

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