Thank you for your support as I train for and run the NYC half marathon! Many of you know the incredible impact that our work in Uganda through the Mtaala Foundation has had on my life, and I am both overjoyed and humbled to be able to reach a personal goal (running the half marathon) while fundraising for this organization.
Mtaala means learning. Mtaala Foundation creates and supports education communities for vulnerable children and at-risk youth, including those affected by war, poverty and HIV/AIDS. The foundation partners with individuals and villages to create secondary schools where none exist, and connects the schools' students with international sponsors to fund their educations.
Empowering youth through learning and giving back to their community is a central tenet of our work. For more information, please visit www.mtaala.org.