AKA’s mother is set to take on the most dangerous summit in Africa in an attempt to raise money for charity.
Lynn Forbes, the mother of Kiernan (AKA) and grandmother of Kairo, would be heading to Mount Kilimanjaro in July.
AKA’s mother would be an ambassador of the 7th annual 2018 Trek4Mandela expedition, where she would take on the dangerous summit in a bid to raise R1 Million in aid for Caring4Girls- an organisation that supports economically disadvantaged school girls.
Briefly.co.za learned the teacher is passionate about making a difference in the lives of young children.
According to ZAlebs, Forbes’ skin colour contributes to her desire to address social and economical issues faced by the African youth.
She’s set on helping South African girls in receiving basic help such as sanitary items and hygiene education.
AKA’s mother is also motived to climb Kilimanjaro as a reminder of "the place above the clouds," she escaped as a 11-year-old girl during the time of sexual abuse.
Her dream to conquer the summit was reignited after the birth of her granddaughter, Kairo Owethu Forbes, in 2015.
The summit would form part of her 50th birthday celebration in July. The summit would give her the opportunity to realise a childhood dream, honour Mandela’s legacy and be part of her birthday.
However, climbing Kilimanjaro is known to be extremely dangerous. Gugu Zulu attempted the summit but lost his life after succumbing to the harsh conditions.
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