All-female team of climbers set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Published on 01 March 2013

An all-female team of climbers is preparing to go up Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, with the support of the United Nations and partners to inspire others and highlight the importance of education for girls. Seven of the climbers are from Nepal and three are Africans, two from Tanzania and one from South Africa. World Food Programme spokesperson, Jane Howard said the Nepali climbers have already made history because they have climbed Mount Everest. (..) Jane Howard says two of the ten women climbers are what she calls "wonderful advertisements" for the importance of school meals in getting children, especially girls, to attend school.

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