WFP-BACKED TEAM SUMMITS MT.KILIMANJARO

WFP-BACKED TEAM SUMMITS MT.KILIMANJARO

March 10, 2013, 5:45 p.m.

An all-female climbing team supported by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Tanzania, reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain.

The 10 women made the ascent to highlight the importance of girls’ education and of school meals. The team, who timed their climb to mark the week of International Women’s Day on 8 March, documented their journey on Twitter using the hashtag #WFPkili2013.

 The expedition included seven Nepalese women who scaled Mt. Everest in 2008 and three African women. Nimdoma Sherpa is a former recipient of WFP school meals in Nepal, and Anna Philipo Indaya – a member of Tanzania’s endangered Hadzabe people - is a teacher in a WFP-supported primary school in Arusha, Tanzania.

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