A member of the Synergy Technology team, Sameer, is climbing Mount Snowdon this summer to raise money for the charity Human Appeal. Human Appeal provides relief to victims of natural disasters, wars, and social hardship. It works to improve the quality of life of underprivileged communities through projects that aim to provide education, health, and social development. It also looks after the wellbeing of orphans in these countries.
The Snowdonia Trek is in aid of the Horn if Africa appeal, to help impoverished communities in Kenya. The country is in the midst of a severe hunger crisis. After three consecutive seasons of little to no rain, crops have failed and livestock have died. This has led to a dramatic increase in hunger levels, with a staggering 55% increase in severely malnourished children being admitted into clinics. It is estimated that over 350,000 children are currently facing starvation in Kenya.
The crisis is particularly acute in the arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya, where people rely on rain-fed agriculture and livestock for their livelihoods. These regions have been hit hardest by the drought, and many people are now facing starvation. The hunger crisis is having a devastating impact on people’s lives. Families are being forced to sell their assets, including livestock, in order to buy food. Children are being pulled out of school to help with the work, and many are suffering from malnutrition.
The Snowdon challenge will see Samir and the rest of the volunteers trekking to the summit of the highest peak in England and Wales. The team will walk along the famed Llanberis trail and ascend to a height of over 3,500 feet and a total distance of around 10 miles. The day will involve between five to seven hours of walking.
If you would like to support Sameer and Human Appeal, you can donate via his link at just giving.