Saturday, January 29, 2011

Leaving for Tanzania Tomorrow

Finally, we are off to Tanzania to see the classroom and well we have helped to fund.  Looking forward to meeting the kids and planting a tree at the new classroom.  I will also meet with Plan Tanazania about the new project. 

I will provide updates as and when internet access is available.  When we return, I will write the Epilogue for Kilimanjaro and Beyond and off it goes to publishing.  It seems like it has been a long time coming!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More Praise for Kilimanjaro and Beyond

This just in from Helen Osler, Australian author of Cameras of Kilimanjaro:

"Kilimanjaro and Beyond" is a testament to all of us that dreams can come true with a little grit and determination. If you're the kind of person who can usually find any excuse to talk yourself out of a great idea this book is the inspiration you need to get out of your comfort zone and make things happen. Kilimanjaro and Beyond is a very honest and detailed account of the trials and tribulations experienced while climbing Africa's highest peak. The most amazing part of this journey is that it wasn't just a selfish mission to stand at lofty heights but one which resulted in bringing clean water and education to hundreds of Tanzanian children. An inspiring read."

Check out Helen's website at:

Monday, January 17, 2011

Less Than Two Weeks to Tanzania

In less than two weeks we will be on our way to Tanzania. The itinerary is being finalized but it involves attending to ceremony at the classrooms we helped to fund to watch the Canadian flag that we carried to Kili's peak being raised. A second part of the trip will be to meet with a family that is benefitting from the well we funded. Finally, we will discuss the next project with Plan Tanzania. It is all very exciting and very satisfying.

The Epilogue will be written when we return. By the way, Shannon Sungh, Development Coordinator for Plan Canada had this to say about the manuscript:

"The book is a really warm and inspiring story, and I think highlights perfectly how a couple of regular people can really accomplish something amazing."

Thank you Shannon!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Comments on Manuscript

Here is what Alysha Atma, African Affairs Correspondent for the Salem had to say about the manuscript:

"...honest, funny, very engaging and truly written from the heart."

Thank you Alysha!