Summit for Literacy Climbers Begin Ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro National Park, July 2, 2018 — Sixteen climbers embarked on their nine-day trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania in support of CODE’s 2018 Summit for Literacy campaign.

The Summit for Literacy was launched by supporters in 2006 with the goal of raising much-needed funds for CODE and its mission to support literacy and learning in Canada and around the world. Since that initial ascent, CODE supporters have successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro four times, with a total of 34 climbers helping to secure over $2 million in funding for CODE’s inspiring work.

CODE is Canada’s leading international development agency focused on advancing literacy and education around the world. Working with local literacy partners in Africa, the Caribbean and with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Canada, CODE helps to rewrite the story for global literacy by providing engaging and relevant reading materials to children and professional development for educators to equip them to effectively teach reading and writing and increase the literacy skills of their students. To date, CODE’s programs have supported the professional development of 496 teachers and 154 librarians, helped 189 authors, 29 illustrators, and 103 publishers produce 98 new books, and distributed 107,306 books to 838,976 children in 1072 school and library locations across 8 countries in 17 languages.

So far, this year climbers have raised almost $149,000 of their $150,000 goal in support of CODE's programs in Tanzania and in seven other African countries.

For more information:
Telephone: 1-800-661-2633 x.250

To support the climbers:

  1. Donate by visiting our Summit for Literacy campaign site to help the climbers reach their goal
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  3. Post messages of support on your personal Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and tag us | @codengo | #CODEKiliClimb


Volunteer lead climber, Chris Bredt discusses CODE's Summit for Literacy taking place July 3-12, 2018.


Monday, July 2, 2018
News Type: 
Press Release

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