Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) Coordinator in Jordan, Farah Al Assa’ad, reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and unveiled the THF flag as part of her fundraising mission for the Foundation.
Al Assa’ad set off on the expedition to Africa’s highest peak in mid-January in order to raise funds to support the work of the THF. She was led by Mostafa Salameh, the first Jordanian to reach the top of Mount Everest.
Al Asa'ad said: "I would like to send a message to support the refugees in all refugee camps around the world. To achieve their dreams and aspirations by practicing sport that develops their bodies, minds, and their self confidence, that teaches them tolerance and sport's ethics, and enlighten their lives with hope for a better future.
"The mountain that has inspired the African continent on its journey to freedom, today its inspiration extends to reach all the world's refugees, renewing hope in them and promising them a better tomorrow.”
The THF empowers refugees by provide training and education through taekwondo. The THF currently has produced 15 black belts and hopes to have its first Olympic athlete with Wael Fawaz Al-Farraj aiming to be part of the Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020.
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