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.
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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.
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 $15,000AUD ($10,000USD) 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 registration fee of $9,900AUD ($6,500USD) per participant. 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.