Uae's Youngest Ladies Team Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro

Eight members of the Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (SYL) triumphed in reaching Africa’s highest mountain peak on Mount Kilimanjaro.

The accomplishment comes shortly after the UAE celebrated ‘National Emirati Women’s Day’ a week prior.

 The heroic ladies, all under the age of 18, have undergone months of vigorous training under experienced alpinists namely, Adnan Abdulrahman and the Abu Dhabi Police team, whom both scaled Kilimanjaro on August.

Sheikha Aisha Khalid Al Qassimi, Director of SYL, has highlighted that with this climb, the entity has crossed is a milestone in promoting their efforts to empower Emirati young ladies with the necessary physical and mental skills to lead successful, well-rounded lives.

“We are extremely proud of this year’s mountaineering project’s participants and were delighted to see how expertly all of them put their learnings into practice individually, while supporting and inspiring the others in the group. In undertaking this daring expedition with such enthusiasm and determination, these ladies have truly inspired everyone at SYL, in Sharjah and the UAE,” stated Sheikha Aisha.

Around the same time last year, SYL’s the first Emirati ladies team specialised in hiking and mountaineering successfully summitted Mount Toubkal in Morocco – Atlas range’s highest peak.


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