MOUNT KILIMANJARO PORTERS SOCIETY (MKPS)
This society started in 1999 under the leadership of Mr EDSON S.B.MATAUNA (MPEMBA) under the pressure of y2k in the year of 1999 to the year 2000 after the meeting of SUNLVAN, I myself as the youth of Tanzania I came with the ideas of starting up this Society. This group of Mount Kilimanjaro porters society which involved in climbing the mountain. This preparation started in 1999-2000 -2001-2002 up to 2005 when we were registered under the ministry of home affairs as a society.
THE AIM OF STARTING UP THIS OBJECTIVES OF THIS SOCITY ( M.K.P.S)
(a) The most objectives of this society is to increase more employment opportunity and reduce rate of poverty among the youth who are willing to participate in mount climbing in Kilimanjaro region and Tanzania at large.
(b) To create Friendship between the Government and non governmental and plus the organization around the world.
(c) To educate them and how to keep the natural resource and maintain the environment through various workshops.,
(d) To give out any contribution of the condolence to the members who have last either a wife mother father child according to the amount agreed by the society.
(e) To give out financial support for treatment in case of the porters becomes sick while at work .
(f) Supporting them with materials for climbing the mountains, mart, shoes, raincoats, veloves cups socks jackets tents trouser and etc.
(g) To strengthen co operation for Tanzania and other people to exchange ideas because this organization will be called MOUNT KILIMANJARO PORTERTES SOCIETY (MKPS) To give out short training courses concerning several skills of life including entrepreneurship knowledge of different languages, financial management education concerning HIV/ AIDAS driving and computer and inorder to achieve that we are in good cooperation with MWEKA the institution of Wild animals together with VETA in Kilimanjaro Region
We have been facing several challenges while performing our work like lack of equipments of climbing mountain lack of health insurance of our workers and challenges of the lingua franca: French, Germans , Spanish, Chines , and other many language we need to learn them .fast aid
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The Porter's Society is an established organization with its own constitution, includes over 700 porters, and is completely self-governed. The ultimate goals of this society are to protect the rights of the porters that work on Mount Kilimanjaro.