Photo of the Week: 3 good reasons to climb a mountain
Last month, three Acumen Fund Global Fellows from the Class of 2011 decided to reach new heights. Inspired by the principles of Generosity Day proposed by Sasha Ditcher, Khuram, Brenda, and Mario embarked on a four day climb of Mt. Kenya to support three charitable causes close to their heart.
The Climbers and their motivations
“I have been very lucky in having a scholarship to go to graduate school, without this act of generosity I would probably not be part of this fellowship now. I want to use this occasion to give back.”
“I love spending time and playing with the kids. I believe these children deserve the same family warmth that I had the privilege to enjoy. That is why I have chosen them.”
“I come from Pakistan and after the flood we had last year I empathize with the terrible situation Japan is facing now.”
Why three causes?
The Fellows believe in difference and in choice. Each of their causes represents a different way they’d like to express their generosity.
As part of the fellowship program, all ten Acumen Fund Fellows gathered for their midyear meeting in Nairobi in early April, creating the perfect opportunity for this mission!
The three fellows have been posting reflections about the full journey on www.re-creaction.org, and plan to share more pictures, videos, and thoughts from their journey toward the peak.