Because a little effort can make a big difference! Is the motto of the organization i am proudly part of.
SUMMITS4KIDS e.V. registered in Germany, is a non-governmental association born from the will to make a little difference in the inequalities of today’s world.
The initial thought came from Laura Bohleber, a Swiss born and Verbier resident freeskier, who then involved Swedish freerider Marja Persson and myself, two friends and colleagues, in this life-changing project.
During the past years, we have spent a lot of time exploring mountains all over the world. Traveling has confronted us with the contrasts of modern globalization; coming from wealthy countries, we enjoy the immense luck of being able to turn our passion into our job. Other young people do not have such perspectives, sometimes having to worry about their safety and how to get at the end of a single day.
Building bridges in between these opposite universes, one rich of countless opportunities and the other stuck in the hard reality of the living without a choice, is the core idea of SUMMITS4KIDS.
Advantaging of their media contacts, support from sponsors and our recognition in the skiing scene, in the summer 2009 we decided to put our strength together to build a platform for other athletes in order to create a supportive network to help charity associations involved with children requiring assistance. Projects that run under the name SUMMITS4KIDS set up a mountaineering goal and combine it with the challenge to fundraise for kids’ projects in the country where they are carried out.
SUMMITS4KIDS aims at supporting small, trustful concrete programs, that work involving native adults in the role of teachers, doctors or psychologists helping children of any range of age, boys and girls, who are in need.?
Learn more on the Summit4Kids website.