Abel Ridgard, 25, has never been one to climb mountains.
However, he is currently preparing to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa next month.
Ridgard, one of the 13 volunteers getting ready to summit Kilimanjaro, said he always wanted to climb the Tanzanian mountain for a good cause.
“This is what sparked instant inspiration to me. I knew that this initiative was calling my name and there is no better way to participate in social responsibility than through a child’s life,” said Ridgard from Flight Centre Travel Group FCH Agora support.
Ridgard who is from Randurg,Joburg, said for him the initiative was a blessing.