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There are only 10 spots left, registrations close on Thanksgiving.
Tuesday 16th May 2018 - Thursday 26th May 2018

Questions? Contact us at support@chooseachallenge.com

In partnership with WaterAid, Choose a Challenge offers 20 explorers from Rutgers University the chance to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and for many people, standing on its summit is a lifelong ambition. The snow-capped peak was first reached by German explorers in the late 19th Century and you will follow in their footsteps as you attempt to scale this mighty mountain! The world’s highest free-standing peak and tallest volcano, Mt. Kilimanjaro, rises alone from the surrounding savannah. Situated in Tanzania, this challenge is an amazing opportunity to not only climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, but also to explore East Africa and learn about its rich culture and diverse landscapes.

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But how does this work?

Here at Choose a Challenge, we have a wholly unique model which combines the best of adventure travel with the opportunity to do an amazing thing for others. 50% of your minimum fundraising target will go towards the cost of your adventure and the other 50%+ will go towards the incredible work of WaterAid. As such our trips cost you very little. 

Trip Costs

Registration fees (you pay): $590 

Fundraising target (you raise): $5,000-$6,000

Extended Return Option (you choose):  +$1,290






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meet the team

For the Rutgers College 2018 Challenge, Choose a Challenge is working with Arsany Makkar to lead 20 adventurers to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. This Challenge will be in aid of WaterAid.


Arsany Makkar 


Year: Graduate Student
Major: Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Originally raised in Bayonne, NJ, Arsany is a student pharmacist at the Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. He's a VP of the American Pharmacists Association and a member of the Orthodox Christian Campus Ministries at Rutgers. He loves to play basketball and volleyball and enjoys late night runs. He owes his enthusiasm for nature to National Geographic, and is eager to begin daring adventures with Choose A Challenge.

email: arsanymakkar@gmail.com

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Elena Marmo

Community & Supporter Care Coordinator
WaterAid America

We are the #1 ranked international nonprofit dedicated to helping people living in the world's poorest communities gain access to clean and safe water and toilets.



Nick Giampiccolo

Nick is the Head of Student Challenges here at Choose a Challenge, and he'll be working closely with the team at Rutgers. If you have any questions please feel to email him or message him on Facebook.

Facebook:  Nick Chooseachallenge
email: Support@chooseachallenge.com


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