EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
CAMFED U S A FOUNDATION wrote -
The Camfed ING NYC Marathon team is running to accomplish something life changing: sending 1,000 girls to high school in rural Africa. Without help, these girls will be forced to drop out of school due to poverty.
But with an education, a girl will be 3 times less likely to get HIV/AIDS, earn 25% more future income and have a healthier, better educated family.
Working in some of the most rural communities in Africa, Camfed provides girls in need with full high school scholarships throughout their education. These scholarships provide everything from school supplies and textbooks to uniforms and mentoring. Alumni of the program are now teachers, doctors, lawyers and businesswomen.
Will you help our team reach its goal? It costs just $25/month to send a girl to high school for a year, changing her life.