When a trek becomes a transformative adventure

When a trek becomes a transformative adventure

The journey began months ago with a vision to make a difference in the lives of children in need. A group of amazing individuals embarked on a transformative adventure, culminating in a trek through the Sierra Nevada Forest in Colombia. The destination: Premium Care Kids Clinic in Cartagena, where the team witnessed the impact of their hard work and dedication to the Cleft Lip and Palate Reconstruction Project.

“We are all a jigsaw puzzle piece…alone there is no picture, but together we create a something beautiful.”

Keith Marshall, Chief Philanthropy Officer, SiGMA Foundation

The trek and its challenges

Keith Marshall SiGMA Foundation Trek
The trekkers in Colombia.
SiGMA Foundation Lost City Trek
Walking along the Lost City Trek.

The four-day Lost City Trek tested the participants’ endurance and determination. From rigorous training schedules to fundraising events that went beyond expectations, the team’s commitment was unwavering. The trek began on Tuesday, January 23rd, leading the team through the breathtaking Sierra Nevada Forest.

In one of his posts post trek, Keith Marshall expressed his pride in standing alongside the resilient individuals who had withstood extensive uphill battles amidst scorching heat, exhaustion, and encounters with nature’s relentless challenges. He acknowledged the hardships, including bites and stings from sand flies, midges, and mosquitoes as the team made their way deep into the heart of the Colombian jungle, ultimately reaching the awe-inspiring Lost City.

SiGMA Foundation Lost City Trek
Tonio Cassar with Dr Carolina Restrepo.
SiGMA Foundation Lost City Trek
Claudette and Anthony Delia with Dr Alex Campbell.

Following their journey, the team spent a day at Premium Care Kids Clinic on Monday, January 29th, for the official inauguration of the collaboration between the SiGMA Foundation and Premium Care Kids. Families whose children have undergone successful surgeries were present, sharing stories of renewed hope and brighter futures. The trekkers were also able to witness first hand the transformation that the kids underwent as a number of surgeries were held on the day.

The journey to Cartagena was not merely a trek through the Sierra Nevada Forest; it was a collective effort to piece together a beautiful picture for children in need. The SiGMA Foundation team’s dedication, coupled with the impactful collaboration with Premium Care Kids, reinforces the idea that together, we can create lasting change and bring smiles to the faces of those who need it most.

Get involved with the SiGMA Foundation

The SiGMA Foundation provides anyone wanting to get involved with “a voice to strive for the voiceless.” Chief Philanthropy Officer at the SiGMA Foundation

SiGMA Foundation was founded in 2019 and is the philanthropic arm of SiGMA Group with a mission to empower underserved individuals and communities around the world through fundraising activities, charity work, education programmes, and skills training. Find out more here.

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