GET TO KNOW:
Athuman Juma Njiku
Where do you call home?
What are your qualifications?
Arusha, Tanzania. I'm a part of the Nyaturu tribe of Tanzania, so my family hails from the Singida Region of Tanzania.
I have completed courses in Tour Guiding and Administration, Wilderness Medicine, and Leadership. I'm a licensed, professional mountain guide, and I have climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro over 150 times.
why do you want to climb with us?
I believe climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is the perfect way to call attention to and raise money for the O'Brien School for the Maasai.
Education is so important in Tanzania because it's the key to eradicating poverty and ignorance that is pervasive in our society. Education helps build opinions about important issues. It also grows our nation's economy.
This climb will benefit me as a guide. I'll get to meet many people and help all of them make it to Uhuru Peak. More importantly, it will benefit so many children who need education, and it will definitely better their futures.
Why are you one of the best guides?
(we think he is the best!)
People say I have a calm determination and I inspire confidence. That's helped lead many teams and countless climbers summit the tallest mountains in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro & Mount Meru, over 200 times.
By clicking donate, you'll give an opportunity for an empowered future to some of the most disadvantaged kids in tanzania.
We climb for them.
Kellie, O'Brien School Founder; Neema, Serengeti Sunset Tours Founder; Athumani, Mountain Guide; and Irene, former OBSM volunteer and Kili climber (2015).
To learn more about other climbers and encourage them by donating to the school, click here or choose their names from the dropdown menu.