Fly The Roof is the journey of four ordinary New Zealanders stepping outside of our comfort zones in a foreign continent to help those in need. Our team - Harry, Ryan, Chris and Guido - have begun a project that will see us learn how to paraglide, climb to the roof of Africa (Mt. Kilimanjaro) and in September 2019 paraglide from the summit to fund raise $40,000 NZD ($25,000 USD).
Nearly 50% of the population doesn’t have access to clean water (that’s 26 million people!) and almost 80% are without access to a toilet or basic sanitation. We're donating 100% of the funds we raise directly into local projects such as drilling for wells and building facilities for the Kilimanjaro Primary School in Emboreet, Simanjiro. We're aiming to bring solar power, extra classrooms and homes for teachers to the school. These critical pieces of infrastructure form the basis for healthy and sustainable communities which are also critically important to development as the country’s population rapidly increases.
Fly The Roof is also the name of a feature documentary film following our journey. From the early planning stages, to sponsorship meetings, fitness training, paragliding lessons our ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro and a connection with the local community. You'll have a front row seat of how four completely ordinary Kiwis take on a wildly bold idea and make it a reality with blood, sweat and tears. While we are all ambitious adventurers, none of us are serious mountaineers or paragliders. The passion to make the most of our lives and positively impact the world is the driving force behind what is certain to be one of the greatest adventures we will ever undertake. The documentary will be released in 2020 and submitted to film festivals.
Will you help us? We need your support to raise our goal of at least $40,000 NZD. Every dollar helps, and even a small donation goes a long way. If you don’t have a dollar to spare, we urge you to share this page with those in your network who have a heart of gold and the means to help those in desperate need. We are happy to answer any questions, meet with you for a coffee, or send you a virtual high-five. Much love from the Fly The Roof team and thank you for joining us on our journey!