Money raised will benefit the Conservation Resource Center (CRC) in Arusha, Tanzania. The CRC is a locally run organization with a distinguished international board of directors including scientists and researchers with expertise in Tanzanian conservation. The CRC supports conservation by providing academic resources and services to Tanzanian students and researchers.
Our goal is to raise $100,000 as Elvis rides around the world in two years—enough money to help the CRC fully fund a bachelor’s degree s for 10 Tanzanian students, plus donate money for one salaried position and two year of office space for CRC headquarters.
$80,000 = $8,000 full tuition to complete a bachelor’s degree X 10 students
$14,000 = $7,000 X 2 years- Salary for the Tanzanian Director of the CRC
$6,000= $250/month rent X 24 months
These competitive scholarships will support qualified and motivated Tanzanian students who demonstrate a strong commitment to managing wildlife inside eastern Africa, but who could not financially afford to continue their schooling. Scholarships will be granted to students who want to further their education with a certificate, undergraduate or graduate degree in Wildlife Conservation, Resource Management, Ecology or a related field.
All funds donated to the US chapter of the Conservation Resource Center are tax-deductible. This organization is a registered non-profit (501c3).
100% of proceeds earned will be used for these purposes. The Chile to Kili staff are non-paid volunteers who have worked tirelessly to keeps the costs of the ride itself to a minimum. Essential equipment has been donated by organizations and individuals who believe in our cause. Please see our sponsers tab.
Developing countries often are criticized for the way they manage their natural resources, and inundated by foreigners who think they know best. However without the means to acquire an education local people lack the ability to affect change in their own countries. This ride will illustrate the economic and educational disparity as well as provide scholarships to build capacity in Tanzania.
By giving Tanzanians the knowledge and skill sets to manage their own environment, we are turning the power back over to the country.