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The Trek For Change is a multi-faceted experience designed to push you beyond your comfort zone. It asks you to dig deep and discover what you are really made of – physically, mentally, and emotionally. From the literal high of summiting the tallest peak in the Southern Hemisphere, to the figurative high that comes from knowing that your efforts, your actions, and your influence has helped hundreds of children and their community to build the sustainable and positive future they deserve.

  • WHEN
    SEPTEMBER 2024


Step up to an exclusive, unforgettable experience in the heart of East Africa. Your journey begins at One Heart Tanzania, where you’ll meet the children and learn about our holistic, sustainable approach to breaking the poverty cycle. Participate in a personal and leadership development program that will transform the way you think and lead. Challenge yourself with a 7 day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level in the world. This once-in-a-lifetime experience finishes with an incredible safari through the Serengeti National Park. Trek For Change is a truly unique opportunity, a chance to make a difference and create lasting impact that will be felt for generations to come.

*Subject to change

  • 14 SEP

    Arrive in Dar es Salaam
  • 15 SEP

    Dar es Salaam
  • 16 SEP

    Work in the One Heart Village, Kibaha
  • 17 SEP

    Travel to Moshi ready for the Trek
  • 18 – 24 SEP

    Trek Mount Kilimanjaro
  • 25 – 26 SEP

    The incredible Serengeti National Park safari
  • 27 SEP

    Trip concludes in Dar Es Salaam


Founded in 2007, One Heart exists to empower vulnerable children to fulfil their full potential so that the poverty cycle is broken. From humble beginnings in Turbo, Kenya, One Heart has expanded to now include a second Kenyan site, Soy, as well as two sites in Uganda – Bugiri and Naluya – and a new site in Tanzania. 

Early on, One Heart’s founder Dean Landy recognised that solving the challenges of child poverty and the poverty cycle wouldn’t be as simple as just providing education. In fact, it requires a holistic approach that encapsulates education, healthcare, provision of food, shelter, and water, and most importantly a safe place for children to feel like they belong. So he set about creating a model of Rescue, Restore, Empower and Reintegrate that met all these needs. 

With a unique focus on community and family, One Heart has successfully raised funds for hundreds of children over the last 15 years and are now seeing the fruit of their labour as children who came from dire, life-threatening situations are now graduating from vocational training and university, taking on leadership roles in the community, and even starting families of their own. 

The generational impact they’ve always dreamed of is now becoming a reality.  


Often the hardest part of reaching any goal is that first step. No matter how you learned about the Trek For Change, now that you are here, we challenge you to put your hand up, and say yes to what will be a life-changing experience.


The challenges are real. Both the fundraising, the training, and your eventual summit may likely be some of the hardest achievements you have ever worked for. We will support you as you ‘rise to the challenge’.


This experience is about the world, your place in it and your impact on it, from a whole new perspective. You’ll define and approach your purpose under the coaching of some seriously inspiring leaders. This trip will change you forever.

Registration Fees and Fundraising Targets

A major part of the leadership and personal development experience will happen in the lead-up to the trip via fundraising. All funds raised through the Trek For Change Experience will directly support One Heart in their mission to empower children in Africa to break free from poverty and fulfil their potential.

We’ve set a fundraising goal of $10,000AUD per person. This may seem easy to you, or may feel completely overwhelming. Either way, we’ve got a whole suite of resources to support you in your journey. 

There is a one-off participation fee of $7,500AUD per participant with an optional 2-day safari add-on for $2,400AUD. Once you’re on the ground in Tanzania, this fee will cover everything including all meals, accommodation, transfers/internal flights and tours.

Each participant is responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Tanzania as well as visas and vaccinations.