PDAid Foundation enrolls four new mentees
With the support of the Kilimanjaro Initiative and sponsorships in place, the PDAid Foundation plans to enroll four new mentees in the PDAid Foundation support program by 2017.
It has been two years since Dennis Nielsen and wife Pia Nielsen joined the Kilimanjaro Initiative (KI) for their first hike up Mount Kilimanjaro. The 2014 climb was a life-changing event, resulting in the establishment of the PDAid Foundation and the enrolment of the two young mentees, John and Benta. The two mentees have thrived in their positions as students – John at the Kenya Institute of Management and Benta at the Kenya Association of Professional Counselors.
A couple of months back, Dennis travelled from Denmark to Kenya to rejoin KI for its 10th anniversary celebrations before attending this year’s climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. The goal of the climb was to encourage young people to have self-belief and offer them opportunities – such as the PDAid Foundation and the UNFCU Foundation – enabling them to take on a constructive role in their communities. For that exact reason, the Kilimanjaro climb is a key activity to the PDAid Foundation. Dennis took the opportunity to explore the potential for future mentees among the participating youth, which resulted in the recent commitment to let four new mentees enter the program. With the support of KI and sponsorships in place, the PDAid Foundation plans to enroll the new mentees by 2017.
On the account of this year’s hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the PDAid Foundation introduces its film on the 2016 climb.