Ανεβαίνει στο υψηλότερο βουνό της Αφρικής για καλό σκοπό
A bold decision was taken by doctor Stefanos Tsallas who wants to climb to Kilimanjaro to raise money for the support of the “Médecins Sans Frontières” organization.
The 32-year-old surgeon with the rich volunteer action decided to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on New Year’s Eve, at 5,895 meters and donate the collected money for the mission to Tanzania to Médecins Sans Frontières.
Apart from a charitable action, this is a symbolic gesture, because, as the Greek doctor explains, he chose New Year’s Eve so as to welcome the new year away from his home, family and friends, just like the refugees of Lesbos and others in different parts of the Earth do.
Stefanos Tsallas, who will climb to 5,895 meters and reaches a temperature of -20°C, says that the platform, where one can provide money, already works through the MSF website and will be online until Thursday January 3, a few days after his attempt at the highest mountain in Africa has been completed.
Stefanos entirely finance the mission and the ascent, and now, through the platform(crowdfunding.msf.gr) gathered 1,290 euros from 38 donors with the goal being 12,000 euros. With each donation, the donor also receives the corresponding commemorative gift from the Doctors Without Borders organization.
Who is Stefanos Tsallas?
Stefanos Tsallas studied Medicine in Athens and has a Master’s Degree in Plastic Surgery in the United Kingdom. At the same time, he started working on Plastic Surgery in London.
After four years in the UK, the Greek Doctor decided, in the summer of 2017, to return from London to Greece and go to Lesbos to help refugees and contribute to Médecins Sans Frontières.
At the camp of Lesbos, he lived touching moments that changed the way he saw life. He experienced horrible scenes of people living in impoverished conditions, who are fighting for a portion of food.
Stefanos Tsallas, being sensitized by the scenes he witnessed, wanted to take the initiative and climb to the top of the highest mountain of Africa to help his fellow humans in needin a symbolic way.