In the spring of 2011, we partnered with the Moving Mountains Trust, Garnier and the University of Ottawa and created the Garnier FindingLife Expedition to Africa. We paired up 6 high school students from Ottawa with 6 local Kenyan students and set our sights on the highest peak in Kenya. We built classrooms for the community of Solio and shared the journey with Canadian student online, in real-time.
I traveled to Africa in search of a special project and I believe I’ve found it. Moved. Inspired. Ready to take action! I’m hoping Canadian students will embark on the journey with me.
Episode 1 – Together we’re moving mountains
Episode 2 – The slums of Kibera
Episode 3 – Solio Kenya
Episode 4 – The people of Solio
Episode 5 – Hopewell helps Solio
Episode 6 – Return to Kenya
Episode 7 – A snapshot of out Kenyan students
Episode 8 – Charles and Fredah
Episode 9 – Embu rescue centre
Episode 10 – Return to Solio
Webisode 11 – Our 2 students from Solio
Roger’s submission video
Scott’s submission video
FindingLife on CTV News
It’s official: we’re giving away 6 trips to Kenya to 6 students from the Ottawa region.
Rima’s submission video
Lindsey’s submission video
Kendra’s submission video
Alex’s submission video
Our first hike
The team is officially training for Mt. Kenya. We’re off next month to scale Africa’s 2nd highest peak.
Our trainer Steph St-Laurent puts our team through the paces with Hybrid Strong.
Ange Gabriel helps Solio
Local schools in the Ottawa region are rallying together to support FindingLife and the students from Solio. The entire school and community is coming together to make a difference.
The Garnier FindingLife expedition to Africa
We’re incredibly proud to partner with L’Oreal and Garnier. I’d like to present you with the Garnier FindingLife expedition to Africa.
Episode 1: Departures and Arrivals
Episode 2: Meeting the Kenyan Students
Webisode 3: Arriving in Solio
Episode 4: FindingLife Soccer Tournament
Episode 5: Days in Solio
Webisode 6: Our hike to camp 1
Episode 7: Climb to high camp
Episode 8: Messages to our loved ones back home
Episode 9 – The final ascent
Summit of Mt. Kenya
We made it!! What an incredible adventure this has been. We built schools, shared the journey, made a positive impact, created a legacy and all stood on the summit of Africa’s 2nd highest peak. Dream it, believe, achieve it my friends. Anything is possible.