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British pilot, Amanda Harrison, in Beirut to inspire women 


British pilot, Amanda Harrison, taxied in Beirut on May 28 coming from Cyprus on a solo trip from London to Darwin, Australia. Amanda’s ‘Nothing is Impossible’ motto of the flight covers 23 countries, including Lebanon, with inspiring messages to women, as well as to cancer and dyslexia patients. A delegation from the ministry of state for the economic empowerment of women and youth welcomed the British pilot at Beirut Airport. Amal Elias, representing minister Violete Safadi, said Harrison’s trip coincides with the ministry’s goals to empower women and young people, pointing out that the British pilot is a breast cancer survivor and has launched her trip to be an inspiration for every woman around the world. Harrison for her part, addressed women saying: “Never let anything stand in the way of realizing your dreams.” She described Lebanese women as wonderful and audacious and who may have difficulties but are capable of doing anything, as she said. “I hope that I have encouraged women to go after their dream, and promoted them in the aviation industry.” (An Nahar, May 31, 2019)

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