As part of Trek for my Rafiki, you will join a group of inspiring individuals who are dedicated to helping heal children who have suffered huge trauma.
Your trek will take you from the adventure capital of the world in Queenstown to the glacial wonders and historic elegance of Christchurch, on an unforgettable journey across New Zealand’s South Island. You’ll trek across rolling countryside framed by magnificent mountain ranges, through the spectacular alpine wilderness of Fiordland National Park. You’ll witness the majestic views of Milford Sound on a kayak tour, stand at the foot of New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Mount Cook, take in the spectacular sights of the Remarkables, Wakatipu Valley, Rob Roy Glacier, Tasman Valley Glacier, Wanaka, Lake Ohau and much much more!
We need to be the voice for children that the majority of the world has chosen to ignore…
All funds raised from participants of Trek for my Rafiki will go towards building a forever home for Elizabeth, one of Rafiki Mwema’s beautiful girls who has suffered significant and severe trauma. Elizabeth’s new home will be built on Rafiki Mwema’s land where she will be supported by her carer so she gets the love and attention she deserves.
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The past of one of our beautiful girls, Elizabeth, is continuing to haunt her. This Rafiki Angel has a past life that I don’t think many of us could survive. She was prostituted for 10 years until she came to us at 12 years old. She is now 17. She struggles in daily life but she can give you details of all the evil men that raped her. She can’t manage in school and believes her ‘job’ is to have sex with all men.
All funds raised from participants of Trek for my Rafiki will go towards building this sweet girl her very own forever home on our land with her carer so she gets the love and attention she deserves.
She has been loved and cared for every day of her life with us. She has accessed therapy when she can but she is very very sick. She has PTSD and the psychiatrist has now diagnosed her with bi- polar. Her head simply can’t cope with the years of fear and abuse she has experienced and she is breaking.
She has recently been admitted to hospital with psychotic episodes. Our beautiful young girl just couldn’t keep coping.
Her specialist treatment was expensive and she will need round the clock care for the foreseeable future. She is frightened and frightening. She needs our love and care.
If we were not here for her she would have to go into a psychiatric ward which would be absolutely terrifying for her and very, very dangerous. We want to bring her home to ‘Malkia Mtoto'(originally built by Constance Hall for new girl’s arrival… until we can build her her own small hut) where she can be nurtured and loved the way she deserves and we would like to employ 2 staff so she can have 24/7 care. There is no where else for her to be apart from with us.
We need your help to keep her as well as possible.
Dates: 9 February – 17 February 2019
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Fundraising target: $3,500 (excludes travel)
Travel cost: $3,850 (land only)
Trip duration: 10 days
Challenge duration: 8 days
Accommodation: Multi- share cabins, lodges and camping.
Minimum age: 18 (younger ages considered on application)
1. Want to learn more? Enter your details in the form to instantly receive your information pack.
2. Ready to register? Click on the Register Now button to secure your spot on the team.
3. Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.
Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188