Feature: Saray Khumalo Climbs Peaks to Raise Education in South Africa

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, News by Mary Kurek

Ready to rock Mt. Kilimanjaro

Saray Khumalo is a remarkable young woman mountaineer and adventurer who is on a mission to climb the world’s highest peaks in order to raise funds to build libraries and offer educational opportunities to areas of South African in need.  She’s accomplishing that mission quite well, as the first black African woman to summit Mount Everest.  That’s not the only peak she’s summitted (nor the last), but, how she accomplishes all that she’s doing is the bigger story. Saray headquarters herself in Johannesburg, SA, but works beyond those borders as an international speaker and executive coach, as well as corporate public relations and business partnership professional.  In our conversation with Saray, we not only learned all that she’s doing and what is yet to come but, also, a little about the impressive partners she has who are helping her make a difference.  Meet Saray Khumalo (17-minute video)

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Saray’s Contact:

Website:  http://www.saraykhumalo.com/
Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/saray-khumalo-1st-black-african-woman-to-summit-everest/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/saraynkhumalo

Saray at Dingboche on way to Everest Base Camp.

Saray, French Alps, 2013

Saray at Mt. Everest, May 6th, 2019

Saray in 2015 Handing over her first Mandela Library at a school called Isiziba in Johannesburg.