BENEFITING: AFRICAN SOUL AMERICAN HEART
EVENT DATE: May 18, 2013
We are running the Fargo Marathon to raise money for a solar system to install at the African Soul, American Heart Girls School in Duk Payuel, South Sudan. By supporting this effort, you will help vulnerable girls get an education in a safe, well-lit place.
If you want to know more about the organization and mission, visit ASAH's website, view the videos, and learn more.
ASAH's mission is to PROTECT, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER 50 orphaned girls in South Sudan through primary school, secondary school, and beyond. ASAH PROTECTS our students from forced marriage at puberty which may save their lives. In South Sudan, a baby girl born today is more likely to die in childbirth than to graduate from primary school. ASAH EDUCATES our girls in school subjects and practical life skills like gardening and sewing and EMPOWERS them to be leaders and to give back to their communities.
Top 10 Reasons to Donate (borrowed and adapted from Rygo Foss' list):
- You will make a difference in the lives of orphaned girls who without ASAH would face a future of unrelenting poverty.
- You will PROTECT the ASAH students from forced marriage
- You will EDUCATE them in school subjects and practical life skills
- You will EMPOWER them to be leaders and give back to their communities.
- ASAH is lean - your donations are used directly for the cause.
- You will change the course of a nation through your efforts
- ASAH is a fantastic organization with momentum building to make some real change.
- You will help a community fulfill their dream of taking hospitality to the world
- You will challenge others to be the best version of themselves,
- And - the # 1 reason - Donating to ASAH will make you feel good.