FULLER SOTHEBY’S GAUTAM SACHANIA RAISES $4,254 FOR UHURU PRIMARY SCHOOL WITH ‘KILIMANJARO FOR THE KIDS’ | Gautam documented his journey and the experience in the below video clip.
When Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) heard that fellow support staff associate and transaction manager, Gautam Sachania of our downtown Denver office was training for an epic climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro we were impressed, however it was the story behind his journey that gave us pause and touched our hearts. Over 60 years ago, Gautam’s father was a student at Uhuru Primary School, once called Indian Public School, in northern Tanzania. After traveling with his family to Africa in 2010 Gautam was inspired to help the school which gave his family its beginnings, and eventually started the fundraiser “Kilimanjaro for the Kids.” Pictured left, Gautam Sachania at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
“Meeting with the children and teachers were heart warming moments, and offered me a glimpse into a less privileged world where most students do not have the money for basic school supplies,” Gautam explained. After pledging to make the climb, Gautam started a fundraising website and hosted an event in Denver before his departure. On February 16, he reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point on the African continent. He successfully raised $4,254 for Uhuru Primary School in Arusha, where he travelled to after his trek. Here, he was able to personally hand out school supplies to the students. These included items such as notebooks, pencils, pens, chalk, printer paper, colored pencils, games, and soccer balls. A highlight of his fundraiser was ensuring that, of all the 1,720 students at the school, every child received a 100-page notebook, two pencils, and one sharpener, eraser, and pen. This included the students enrolled in the mentally disabled unit at Uhuru Primary School, one of the only institutions in East Africa to accept children with learning disabilities. “It’s a basic thing in America, and we take this for granted, but here one pencil can do wonders,” said Gautam. “It’s such a privilege and an honor to be representing everyone that supported this fundraiser and anybody that did anything. You’ve done so much, and each student is going to get a pencil, which is great!”
Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty is humbled by the lovely surprise thank you from a couple of the Uhuru Primary School students, pictured here. We congratulate Gautam Sachania on his dedication to make a difference in the lives of children at Uhuru Primary School. If you would like more information on this charity please visit www.youcaring.com/kilimanjaroforthekids. If you are interested in international ambassador roles for global charity projects, you can email Gautam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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