Elia Saikaly is an award-winning filmmaker whose global adventures inspire others to find their most meaningful lives and spark positive change.
Garnier FindingLife Expedition to Kenya
A FindingLife Expedition
Director of Photography / Producer / Director
In 2011, six high school students from Canada teamed up with six high school students from Kenya to build classrooms for the disadvantaged community of Solio with the help of thousands of Canadian students and then climbed to the second highest peak in Africa. The expedition created and led by Elia Saikaly, in partnership with Dr. Norm O’Reilly from the University of Ottawa and Gavin Bate in support of the Moving Mountains Trust.
A journey to Kenya
An interactive learning expedition
A charitable campaign
From beginning to end, this was one of the most rewarding projects I've ever had the courage to dream up. We built schools, empowered students, changed lives, summited Mount Kenya and made a concrete difference in the world. We couldn't have done it without our partners at U of O, at Garnier and with the support of the Moving Mountains Trust.