BENEFITING: Reclaim Childhood, Inc.
While studying in Amman, Jordan this semester I was fortunate enough to become involved with Reclaim Childhood. This incredible organization provides sports programming for the most underserved girls of Jordan, including refugees from Syria, Palestine, and Iraq. Their goal is to empower young women through sports by fostering teamwork and self-esteem.
Over the last few months I’ve had so much fun helping out with RC’s East Amman spring basketball league, serving girls from nearby refugee camps in Jordan. I’ve also loved assisting with the new basketball program at the Dar al Amman home for children. I’ve learned so much from my experiences with the girls I’ve been coaching, and have decided to stay on as a Reclaim Childhood intern this summer.
As an RC intern I’ll be helping to run a summer camp for refugee girls here in Jordan. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to continue this amazing work, and to help provide an outlet and source of fun for these young girls who have inspired me so much over the past few months.
I’ve committed to raising $4,000 to benefit Reclaim Childhood, or $1,000 per week of camp. This will cover my own housing, food, and transportation for the summer, as well as contribute to salaries for the coaches and transportation for the campers. It costs approximately $7200 to train and pay salaries for the local coaches and community organizers, and $4700 to transport the girls to the 'safe and appropriate' play spaces.
Please check out ReclaimChildhood.org to learn more about the organization and what exactly I’ll be doing this summer. I would be so appreciative of any donation!
You can directly donate on this page, or use the links below to sponsor a camp participant. Sponsorship will allow you to receive updates on a camper throughout the summer. Please include my name in your donation or sponsorship so your donation is included in my fundraising goal!
Give the gift of opportunity with personalized Reclaim Childhood Mother's Day cards that include a sponsorship!
Sponsor a girl, sisters, a mother-daughter day, or a coach here!