Maxime Chaya is a great champion and a Lebanese sportsman who never gave up on his dreams. He inspired me to never give up on my dreams too. His motto is “there is an Everest for everyone”.
The Elementary School, Ras Beirut received him. All the students were in the Irani Auditorium listening to his presentation. We were silent and excited at the same time. After the presentation, he visited every class and took a photo with all the students. Maxime Chaya has travelled to many places, including the North and South Pole and Mount Everest. (Everest is the highest mountain in the world).He lived in Beirut from 1961 to 1975.
When the civil war started, he studied in Greece, France, Canada and the United Kingdom to get a science honors degree from the London School of Economics. Maxime Chaya is a Lebanese hero; he is a risk taker because he knows how dangerous his expeditions are yet he plans well and still embarks on his adventures.
It was a great day; we met a truly global and adventurous Lebanese citizen Ahmad Jaber, Grade 5 A