Well-wishers sent off 27 climbers who plan to summit Mount Kilimanjaro with Trek4Mandela, a Mandela Day initiative set up to help young women in rural South Africa. It is the fourth year of the campaign.
For the fourth year, Trek4Mandela will climb Mount Kilimanjaro, summiting the peak on 18 July, Madiba's birthday. The organisation is raising funds for the health and hygiene of rural and poor schoolgirls.
Menstruation is a difficult time for schoolgirls without access to feminine hygiene products; the Imbumba Foundation's Caring 4 Girls programme puts girls back in school by donating much-needed sanitary pads.