2015 YOUTH LEADERS
The 2015 climb was aimed at highlighting how boxing and martial arts can engage young women and men at-risk of falling into criminal activities and assisting them in becoming positive and constructive role models in their respective communities. To do so, KI is partnered with award-winning sport-based organization Fight For Peace (FFP), which developed a boxing and mentoring program at its academies located in the Complexo de Mare favela in Rio de Janeiro; and in North Woolwich in London. The climb will included five young women and five young women from the boxing community in Kenya, Tanzania, the UK and USA. Together, with youth at the forefront, we were able to demonstrate how with teamwork and perseverance we could reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and fight for better and safer communities, by using peaceful means.