CAMFED U S A FOUNDATION via Crowdrise
February 29, 2012
The Camfed 2012 ING NYC Marathon team is running to accomplish something life changing: sending 500 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, helping to make a brighter future for 500 girls living in poverty in rural Africa - girls like Nijalau who says, "With Camfed's support, I'm no longer afraid of dropping out of school. I am confident that I will complete my education".
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.
For more information about the Camfed NYC Marathon Team, visit http://us.camfed.org/site/PageServer?pagename=involved_events