Babel is full of resources and this time it is for charity. Chloé Giusti, Business Development Executive at Babel Media, will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, highest mountain in Africa, in three week time, to raise fund for the Entertainment Software Charity.
For this challenge, Chloe will be joining a team of 22 people, all from the computer and videogames industry. The funds raised will go towards the education of disadvantaged young people in the UK and a third of the money raised will go towards supporting a refuge for street-children, who are homeless children living on the streets of Moshi, in Tanzania. Some are AIDS orphans; some come from families so impoverished that to beg on the streets offered more hope for survival than living at home. Such a life is appalling - these children lack education, food, care, and a place to sleep; they are also vulnerable to physical and sexual abuse as there is no one to defend them from night predators. Amani rescues such children, boys and girls of all ages. Visit the website at www.amanikids.org. Some of the money raised will also go to the Village Education Project, in Tanzania too. This project has done wonderful work in rebuilding primary schools in the area. A vocational school was also developed teaching subjects such as woodwork.
The trek takes place between October 5th and October 13th, across a 60km walk up Africa's highest mountain at 19,340ft (5,895m) in temperatures as low as -20 degrees. And only a 70% chance to reach the top.
The ESC raises money from the UK computer games industry to help educate disadvantaged young people. The charity supports eight specialist schools across the UK. You can find more information about the ESC on their website www.escuk.org.
If you wish to sponsor Chloe for this project, you can do so online on http://www.justgiving.com/cgiusti. Donating through this site is simple, fast and secure and it is also the most efficient way to sponsor her.
It is not everyday that hear of the positives of the games industry. The Entertainment Software Charity is doing great work, so please dig deep and click on the link to sponsor Chloe. Pictures of the trip will follow on her return.
Many thanks for your support.