Seven Mountains Initiative Launches for Fourth Consecutive Year
Amman, December 8th, 2021 – For the fourth consecutive year, the “Seven Mountains” youth initiative was launched for the year 2021. The initiative aims to fundraise to support the medical treatment of underprivileged pediatric cancer patients at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC). In the initiative, a team of adventurous students will climb a mountain to raise USD 100,000.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Mrs. Nisreen Qatamish, Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), and Mr. Louay Shomaly, founder of the initiative and principal of the International School of Choueifat – Amman. The signing included the announcement of the aspired amount of donations, and introducing the initiative’s team members, consisting of twenty young students, in addition to announcing the new summit to be scaled: the Pyrenees in southwestern Europe.
The team will begin training for their adventure climbing the Pyrenees in July 2022, led by Jordanian champion Mustafa Salama. The climbing adventure will include other sporting activities like rowing.
Mrs. Nisreen Qatamish thanked the International School of Choueifat – Amman’s team members and principal, stating: “We are proud of our students, who have always stood by us and embodied the most beautiful meanings of solidarity. They were always at the forefront of those who seek to alleviate the ailments of underprivileged cancer patients.” Additionally, she expressed her appreciation for the Seven Mountains Initiative team, as it instills the highest values of giving in the hearts of students, which will be reflected positively in their lives.
From his side, Mr. Louay Shomaly stated: “The efforts made by the International School of Choueifat – Amman’s students during the initiative’s past years were colossal. Through these efforts, they were able to raise more than USD 370,000 to support the medical treatment of underprivileged child cancer patients at KHCC. The school’s students will continue giving and fundraising to continue supporting underprivileged child cancer patients at KHCC.”