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People with Down syndrome will climb the highest mountain in Africa

Snow on top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli

Climbing of the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro for charity, will take place 3-13 September of this year.  The project “Kilimanjaro. I can!” is a joint venture  of Kaspersky Lab and the Love Syndrome charity foundation. The team “Athletes for Good”, consisting of 11 people, including children with Down syndrome and other disabilities.

By participating in the project, they will try to destroy the still existing stereotypes associated with disabilities, since Kilimanjaro is difficult to climb even for professional mountaineers.

Among the participants are  young people with Down syndrome like Stanislav Bogdanov from Moscow and Stepan Bezrukov from Nizhny Novgorod, the famous marathon runner with cerebral palsy Pavel Krysanov and the pupil of the Udomelsky orphanage Alexander Lebedev. They will all try to reach the mountain peak.

“Kilimanjaro. I can!”- is an amazing  project which wants to prove  that seemingly  unattainable dreams can come true, if there is someone who is ready to support them. Among the climbers are a professional mountaineer-instructor and rehabilitation doctor.  The Director General of the Love Syndrome Fund, Irina Menshenina will also join the expedition.

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