Remit Trip to Kilimanjaro

Four apprentices, David ‘Daps’ Price, Eric Riley, Ryan Olone and Anthony Panayi, have all excelled over the past couple of years as Remit apprentices and were given the chance to join four members of staff – Louise Ward, Sam Bold and Steve Knapp and Katy Pilling- on a charity trek to Tanzania.

As part of the trip, the group spent time with workers from the Village Education Project Kilimanjaro (VEPK). The charity, set up in 1994 by Katy Allen MBE, teaches children and young people in villages on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Remit has been supporting the charity for the past couple of years, providing tools and resources to enable them to set up a new vocational centre teaching motor mechanics.

The team learnt more about the charity and met the young people who benefit. They also helped to plant trees, paint the new training centre, and worked with local Mamas, finding out what life’s really like for women running their homes in the rural villages. They also had a treat at the end of the trip as they head out on Safari.