Never one to back down from a challenge, Steven Jackson is off to scale Mount Kilimanjaro.
Steven is part of the 2018 Class for “Conquering Kili”, a group led by ex-teammate and now two-time Super Bowl Champion Chris Long.
The group departs with the goal of not only scaling the famed mountain, known for being the highest in Africa, but they’re also aiding the efforts to bring clean water to Tanzania.
I’m heading to Mount Kilimanjaro to conquer a huge task in hopes to bring clean water to the people of Tanzania. In my own way I’m attempting to help solve that problem. However, while on my way in mid travel, I get to speak with former Attorney General Eric Holder about my love for political news and to thank him personally for his attempt to conquer a different task as he talks re-districting throughout our country. These issues or conversations may never come up in your life but that doesn’t mean it’s not important to have someone somewhere fighting for you.
Upon arrival in Tanzania, there was plenty to do, but SJ made sure to stop for a selfie on one of the first days of the journey.
“ What a unforgettable day we had visiting with the local Maasai people. We got a chance to see the established water wells that were being put to great use, to discuss the future plans for expanding the local school as well as planting some trees with the children.” I'm in awe of the beauty that surrounds me.
Long won his second Super Bowl just a few short weeks ago, and it was a thrill for SJ to reunite with his teammate, taking their brotherhood from STL——–>TANZANIA
While bringing joy and supplies to those in need, SJ also got a chance to get a fresh cut when he found a barbershop close by in the village!
But perhaps the best part of the trip has been being with the people. In Tanzania, Steven and the Conquering Kili crew have found a nation full of dreamers and believers!
Helping those people continue to dream, believe, and prosper will always make this a special trip.
This morning we visited a local school as a group to witness how the children and the locals still use traditional source to fitch their water. That source is a creek that runs through urban areas, as we start our hike and bring awareness to this cause our next water well will go in this community to help @waterboysorg