It’s our great pleasure to announce the release of “Journey of Rising Hopes”. The short film documents the trip that technology executives from Silicon Valley, Asia, and Europe did in June 2014 to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for Amani Children’s Home (a local charity that supports the homeless children of Tanzania).
New technologies were used along the way on KiliTechTrek (the name of the expedition) including sponsor products such as Eye-Fi (maker of connected memory cards), GoalZero (provider of portable solar panels), and Runtastic (producer of mobile solutions to track fitness and sport activities). PayPal was used for the fundraising contributions as well as to transfer money on the trail.
As a great recognition for the quality of the story, Journey of Rising Hopes received the Best Adventure Film Award at the Amsterdam Film Festival 2014. Brett Garling from Cut Canvas Creative was the film Director.
The ultimate achievement we are extremely proud of is the raising of $20,000 in favor of Amani Children’s Home: these funds will help Amani build a new welcome center for their increasing load of street children. This fundraising was phenomenal and made possible by your support and donations! Thank you!
We hope you enjoy the film.