Madswimmers To Raise Money For Tumaini La Maisha

Mo Dewji Foundation proudly contributed to this fundraising event.

On 10th October 2015 Madswimmer made history with the first ever group crossing of  Africa’s version of the English Channel – the Swahili Channel. 16 swimmers completed the 31.8km from Zanzibar to Tanzania in 9 hours and 38 seconds; 5 swimmers completed the entire distance.

The swimmers left Zanzibar just after 6 am in the morning. Conditions were good overall except for a lot of jelly fish, blue bottles and fire weed en route as well as massive currents and swell for the last 2 hours.

The swim was conducted under the auspices of and managed to raise over $7,000 for Tumaini La Maisha, in support of Children with cancer.