The One 4 Kids Ball
In February 2008, One 4 Kids held An Evening for Tunahaki at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Glasgow, which included a charity auction.
Borneo Summit to Sea Challenge
This Borneo Summit to Sea Challenge involved climbing Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia’s highest mountain, cycling through remote villages and mountain passes and white water rafting down winding rivers. It was a substantial physical and mental challenge and one that required considerable dedication and strength of character.
Mount Kinabalu rises from the Kinabalu National Park at an impressive 13,500ft (4,101m), the highest mountain between the white peaks of the Himalayas and those of New Guinea. It is known for its wonderful myths and legends and the mountain has, for most of history, been a sacred spot.
From beaches to mountains, from lazy jungle rivers to raging torrents, this challenge took the team of volunteers into the heart of Borneo allowing them to experience the essence of this complex and beautiful location. The challenge included an 11km bike ride through foothills of Mount Kinabalu, a 6 hour trek to Laban Rata rest house followed by Summit Day; a15km trek to 3,272m.
On Thursday 6th March the team cycled 7 hours across Sabah to Jungle Camp followed by a 60km cycle and 8km run through the heart of Borneo on Friday. There was no rest on Saturday either! A 40km cycle and 3 hour raft through Crocker Mountain Range was followed by two hours rafting, a 11km trek and a 40km cycle.
All of this was followed by an utterly well deserved celebratory finish!
The Tunahaki foundation is a non-profit organisation that assists orphans and vulnerable street children in Moshi, the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, to become self sufficient and ensure they have access to basic human needs including food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education and the right to a secure future. Since it opened in 1998, the centre has rescued over 100 children. In January 2008 the Tunahaki children were evicted from their home when their landlady doubled their rent. With the help of volunteers, the children moved into a new rented building which has no running water, no proper kitchen and the children sleep three to a bed.