A hike in 1998 to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro — the tallest point on the African continent — inspired the founding of Kibo Group International.
Fifteen made the 20 thousand foot climb, many of whom met Wednesday evening for a partnership dinner in the Faculty Dining Room.
Today, the nonprofit is run largely by Ugandans, and it serves communities by funding development initiatives across East Africa. Attempting to tackle poverty and find creative solutions to complex problems, the 501(c)(3) continues to serve through reforestation projects, well-digging initiatives, sanitation and various other endeavors.
The meeting focused on reconciliation, partnership and hope for a region of the world that is in the throes of poverty every day.