EC Group MD, Chris Long, can be seen in the attached photograph greeting Dilly Mtui, Coordinator of VEPK’s Tanzanian Programmes. Dilly came to meet the team at EC Group while a container was being loaded with equipment for VEPK’s new Motor Mechanics Training Centre. With the help of the team at EC Group this container will leave from the UK and make its way to Tanzania where the equipment and tools will provide young Tanzanians with a future trade. The Centre which expects to see its first students enrolled in January 2015 is on a very large site just a few miles from the start of the trail to the summit of Kilimanjaro.
VEPK is immensely grateful to EC Group for its assistance in sourcing containers for VEPK, keeping the containers on site and storing donated equipment in their warehouse as well as the use of their staff to help to load the containers. This is a great example of the benefit to charities of partnerships with UK businesses.
The charity is now in the final stage of recruitment for the last handful of climbers for the fourth annual KiliClimb taking place between the 22nd of October and the 2nd of November 2014. The proceeds from this climb will contribute to the completion of the Motor Mechanics Centre. The charity is also looking for volunteers with skills in motor mechanics to pass on to enthusiastic Tanzanian students.
To contact VEPK about taking part in the KiliClimb 2014 or to register your interest for a volunteering role at the Motor Mechanics Training Centre please contact John Douglas – KiliCimb Event Organiser – at firstname.lastname@example.org.