Gordie Bailey, 79, is hiking Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the KGSA Foundation to help build a large school and dormitory for underprivileged girls in the poorest slum in Kenya.

The KGSA Foundation was founded by Ryan Sarafolean of St. Paul. Sarafolean spent some of his college years in Africa and, being inspired by poverty stricken girls, formed the KGSA to support the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy school. However, dormitory facilities are needed to help get them out of their difficult family situations and that’s where the goal of raising $300,000 to build that facility comes in. This facility will provide a safe home, tutoring, academic support, on-site counseling and community programing.

According to Bailey, his goal is to raise $10,000 for construction of this building, which would house up to 90 girls and provide some additional classroom and meeting space.

For more information about this hike, visit groundworksopportunities.org