The trek is taking place in aid of Women for Women International, a humanitarian organisation founded in 1993 to support female survivors of war and other conflict. Working with patrons including Queen Rania of Jordan, the charity provides financial support, job training and awareness of rights to women from conflict areas and aims to provide them with the tools, resources and knowledge to support themselves and their families.
And the kick off event to celebrate the intrepid travelers’ departure took place earlier this week at the American Club of Singapore. The keynote speaker was Hong Kong’s very own international adventurer Annabelle Bond, who provided some extra motivation by sharing her experience of climbing the Seven Summits in just one year. (Stay tuned for more about Annabel on Sassy Mama very soon!).
Check out the group’s Facebook page and show them a little love. Good luck, ladies!