Marathoner and hiker Youssef Kanouni is making a difference in children’s lives one hike at a time. Kanouni, who lives in Woodstock, launched a kids’ outdoor club called Beautiful Hike, and takes youngsters from the community on expeditions to show the wonder of Mother Nature.
He feels passionate about educating the youth about conservation, and keeping them away from negative influences which could lead to drug and alcohol abuse.
“God gave us nature to use, not abuse it. Often people visit these mountainous areas for drug and alcohol usage,” he told IOL. “My aim is to show the youth and the community the beauty of mountains to keep them away from the dangers out there like drugs and alcohol and gangs.”
Coach Youssef Kanouni saying it will be nice and easy up to the breakfast table 🥴🥴
Kanouni is also the chairperson of the Woodstock Community Policing Forum and part of the Parliament Athletics Club.
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