Pretoria - The Mandela Day spirit was felt a week earlier when #TrekForMandela Kilimanjaro climbers along with sponsors showered learners in Hammanskraal with much needed gifts.
About 580 female learners from Lehwelereng Secondary School – Kanana Village, were given sanitary pads to ease their already difficult school journey.
Two groups of climbers are set to take part in this expedition.
The first group consists of 17 people and will leave on Saturday.
The climbers won’t be around to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day, as they will be expected to summit the 5 895m Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on July 18.