If the warmer weather is making you want to get out and exercise, I’ve got a great idea for you. From now until the end of June you can sign up for the Run the World campaign to help girls receive an education!
She’s the First, which we recently highlighted in a story about Malala, is putting on this campaign, and they’re hoping to raise $50,000. Why is it so important? In the developing world, less than 33% of girls make it to secondary school, and most of them are forced to drop out. But when girls are educated, they become empowered and independent, and it helps relieve the cycle of poverty.
To get involved, you can run in a race or get a fundraiser going. You’ll create a CauseVox fundraising page to earn your money, but don’t be intimidated if you’re not sure how to do it. The steps are explained. The campaign also gives you resources on how to fundraise, and if you’re not an athlete, it has tips of other ways you can support.
A number of Girl Power runners have already signed themselves up, including Elizabeth Rich, who will be doing her first half-marathon up a mountain to raise her goal amount. A lot of us might say, “Why go up a mountain? That’s so steep!” But a lot of girls have to go up mountains or through difficult territory to go to school. These girls want to graduate, and with a little bit of exercise, you can help them become the first in their families to do so!
Run the World
Help a girl go to school with the Run the World campaign, put on by She's the First.
Sponsor A Girl
Take a stand for girls’ education and help send a girl to school by donating to She’s The First.