One-legged Palestinian Refugee to Climb Mount Everest to Save UNRWA School

Jarah al-Hawamdeh, a Palestinian refugee in Jordan who lost one of his legs to bone cancer, has vowed to reach the summit of Mount Everest in hopes of saving his cash-strapped school.

Al-Hawamdeh, 22, is climbing the world’s tallest mountain to raise funding for the school that gave him an education.

Located in Jordan, the Al-Jufe School is run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), which is currently facing severe budget shortfalls.

On crutches, al-Hawamdeh has already begun climbing the mountain, which is located near the Nepalese-Chinese border and reaches an altitude of 8,848 meters.

He has already climbed some 5,100 meters and hopes to soon reach the base camp located at the summit.

Source: Palestine Chronicle