We made it!

The family of L'Arche Kenya is proud to present one of her members Musa Kirokote, whose name has been written in the books of History as the first person with Intellectual and physical disability to have climbed Mt. Kenya by wheelchair. On 4th Sept 2019, on his first attempt to go up Mt. Kenya, Musa reached Mackinder's camp 4,300 metres above sea level in the company of 28 other members of L'Arche Kenya. Together with Musa, we also celebrate the 25 members of L'Arche Kenya who made it to Austrian Hut 4790 metres and 20 to point Lenana, the 3rd highest peak of Mt. Kenya. We thank the teams from Mt. Kenya porters and guides club, the Mt. Kenya KWS Rangers and Rescue team for accompanying us in the 3 day climb and all our friends for the support you accorded us in this endeavour. 

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The Aim

m changa logoThe "Stretching our limits" event is aimed at enhancing the sustainability of L'Arche Kenya in order to increase our reach and impact within the local and na􀆟onal community. In line with this, the event is being carried out to raise funds to ini􀆟ate income genera􀆟ng ac􀆟vi􀆟es of a laundry, bakery, a green house and a chicken project.

Specific ojbectives of the Event are to:

    • Raise awareness of and dispel s􀆟gma associated with persons with disabili􀆟es
    • Raise KSH 7,262,363.00 to fund income genera􀆟ng ac􀆟vi􀆟es (laundry house, bakery, farming and poultry projects) to ensure L'Arche's self-sustenance
    • Encourage inclusive and produc􀆟ve partnerships between society and persons with disability

You can find all the details in these documents:

 

 

The Initiative

As the highest peak of the country, Mount Kenya stand for many things: A unique natural reserve, an important national heritage site, and last but not least a symbol for the independence of the nation. Climbing Mount Kenya teaches you the beauty of our country and gives you a great feeling of achievement when you stand on the top.

It's not only in nature that we face Mount Kenya. Our life is full of small and big mountains that need to be overcome and conquered. Amidst all the struggle and hardship it's sometimes difficult to see the beauty that surrounds us. People with intellectual disabilities encounter particular mountains every day, that for many others seem to be a flat piece of land. On the other hand, those people can sometimes help us get over a challenge that seems to overpower us.

L'Arche Kenya wants to make known the gifts of these people and. We'd like to demonstrate this by climbing Mount Kenya with some of our core members together with friends and supporters. We want to use this occasion to raise funds to improve and extend our workshops to help generate some more income that allows us to overcome some of our daily mountains.