An educator from the suburbs of New York City just returned home from a trip to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. It was a journey he made to inspire a group of special needs students who are facing their own challenges in life. Having grown up in apartheid era South Africa, Kurt Kannemeyer experienced his fair share of adversity, but said taking on a mountain was a perfect way to show his students that life’s challenges can be overcome. CCTV’s Patrice Howard reported from New York.
Teacher climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro to inspire students