Huawei and the imbumba foundation have announced their partnership for the trek4mandela women’s day climb.
The climb will be led by the former public protector of South Africa, professor Thuli Madonsela.
The “trek4mandela” is an annual expedition to summit Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, in commemoration of Mandela day.
However, for the first time in history, this year’s edition will see two groups of trek4mandela climbers get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
One of the groups will summit on Mandela day which is on the 18th of July and the other group will summit on women’s day which is on the 9th of August.
The event brings together inspired individuals from different corporate and public backgrounds to assist in raising funds and creating awareness for “caring4girls”, a sanitary towels distribution program that aims to help keep adolescent girls in school during their monthly cycles.
Quoting the general manager of Huawei South Africa, Likhun Zhao:
“Huawei has partnered with the imbumba foundation because of their commitment toward enriching the lives of those most vulnerable. Education is a vital element of ensuring a positive future for South Africa, and young girls should not have to miss a day of school due to not having access to sanitary towels”.
“In the spirit of Mandela day, Huawei wants to create a more meaningful long-term impact on the lives of the less fortunate, and joins the Imbumba foundation in their aim of raising enough funds to ensure that 1 million girls have access to sanitary towels”.
In a bid to assist the trek4mandela climbers in tracking their progress during the limb, Huawei will be sponsoring a Huawei p30 as well as the Huawei watch gt to these climbers: