BENEFITING: Advancing Girls' Education in Africa
ORGANIZER: Advancing Girls' Education in Africa
EVENT: Tri for Malawi 2015
EVENT DATE: Sep 13, 2015
I'm participating in this year’s Nation's Triathlon as part of Tri for Malawi Team Challenge to support girls’ education and empowerment in Malawi. I'm joining fifty other athletes to honor our girls who walk a triathlon-sized distance every week just to attend school. Together, we pledge to raise $150,000 to provide 190 disadvantaged but academically motivated young women with scholarships to secondary school this fall.
Together, our Team is competing to raise funds because:
- Less than 7% of women in Malawi have graduated high school and less than 1% nationwide go onto high education.
- In Malawi, girls are under enrolled in secondary school nearly 2:1 compared to boys and in some districts this figure is as high as 6:1.
- 50% all girls in Malawi are married by the age of 18.
Support AGE Africa by making a donation to one of our team members!
- $35 buys a school uniform
- $50 buys school supplies
- $100 buys a bicycle so they can get to school
- $250 pays for the enrollment of one girl in a full-year of life skills training
- $500 pays the tuition for an entire year of school
Together we will raise more money for AGE Africa than we ever could alone! Thanks so much for your generosity!