BENEFITING: UNICEF USA
I consider myself pretty adventurous. One of my biggest passions in life is traveling and seeing how others live. I love to learn about other cultures in the world and seeing how unique they all are. I think this opens our eyes to how similar and different we all are, seeing what things make us happy and how lucky we are compared to others in the the world. Each person should be able to start out in the world on a positive note but unfortunately that is not the case.
This year I have the great opportunity to raise money for a wonderful charity UNICEF to help children who are not as fortunate as some of us along with fulfilling my passion for traveling. My challenge starts when on September 20th I will arrive in Marrakech, Morocco to start my 6 day trek to the top of Mount Toubkal. Each day I will high 5-8 hours a day through peaks scattered with remote Berber villages. This journey ends at the summit of Jebel Toubkal, Morocco's highest mountain and one of the tallest in North Africa.
Along with this I have committed to raising at least $2400 which will be donated to UNICEF Bright Futures projects in Malawi, Bolivia and Bangladesh.
Tackling Child Labor in Bangladesh
13% of children aged 5-14 are forced to work, often in hazardous conditions, to support their families. Brighter Futures aims to help bring about much needed social change, providing life skills and opportunities, as well as addressing legislative reform. The project will help to re-integrate 6,000 working children into education, and support 2,500 families.
Protecting Children from Violence in Bolivia
Currently 2.2 million children and adolescents in Bolivia are victims of violence and many more are involved in juvenile crime, gang warfare and drug abuse. The Brighter Futures program aims to protect young people against exploitation by working with government to review protection laws. Additionally the project will create nine new special victim units to manage cases of children and adolescents as victims, or witnesses, of crime.
Creating Children's Corners in Malawi
The Brighter Futures project will continue to help some of the 600,000 children in Malawi who have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Children's Corners are community based, and provide support, education, nutrition and protection, as well as access to support services. The project will support vulnerable children through building and strengthening 150 of these centers.
Last and most importantly, THANK YOU in advance for your support!!!!