Rapper AKA’s mother Lynn Forbes to summit Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds

2018-05-03 10:35
Lynn Forbes (Photo: Instagram/Lynn Forbes)

Rapper AKA’s mother Lynn Forbes is putting her social influence to good use in her latest challenge to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in July.

As an ambassador of the 2018 Trek4Mandela Expedition, Lynn aims to raise R1million in aid of Caring4Girls, to assist them in reaching their goal of supporting 2 million economically disadvantaged school girls by 2020. She is committed to raising awareness for the initiative, in order to increase accessibility to sorely needed sanitary products together with hygiene education and to ensure the growth and development of young South African schoolgirls into women with dignity.

A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Lynn has always wanted to summit Kilimanjaro. ClimbingKili4Kairo has become her personal cause, Kairo being symbolic and representative of the plight of every child on the African continent through her involvement in the Caring4Girls initiative.

The Trek4Mandela 2018 Centenary Expedition to Kilimanjaro has provided her with a platform to carry forward Madiba’s legacy, achieve her childhood dream and celebrate her 50th birthday, while raising funds and awareness for this worthy cause.


  •              A girl can miss up to 50 days per year of school due to menstrual challenges because of a lack of access to sanitary pads.
  •              A donation of R30 will supply 1 girl with sanitary pads and information on puberty and menstrual hygienne for one month.
  •              A donation of R360 will support one girl for 12 months.
  •              Caring4girls supports economically disadvantaged schools in all 9 provinces of South Africa.