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Running for Education

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BENEFITING: CAMFED

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Khoi Nguyen

THE STORY:

Every child has the right to an education. I am running for Camfed, an organization that supports more than 2,420,000 children in the poorest areas of Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Camfed invests in girls and women ito improve the health and wealth of a whole nation through innovative education programs.

In sub-Saharan Africa, 24 million girls can't afford to go to school. A girl may marry as young as 13 and has a one in 22 chance of dying in childbirth. One in six of her children will die before the age of five. Research shows if you educate a girl she’ll:

Earn up to 25% more and reinvest 90% in her family.
Be three times less likely to become HIV-positive.
Have fewer, healthier children who are 40% more likely to live past the age of five.

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