Run for the Girls
This summer we're on a mission to raise £1million and to change the
story for girls around the world. Thanks to the UK Aid Match scheme your
sponsorship money will be doubled so please be sure to get it all to us
before 9 September when the offer ends.
What does it mean to be a girl?
Water collection is almost exclusively the job of women and girls. Often young girls will walk miles carrying their own body weight in water on their heads or backs. These young girls show terrific strength and courage. As they get older not having a toilet at home means girls have to go to outside. It can be embarrassing for them, or even worse, result in attack or violence from men. When they have their periods girls often drop out of school or face being banished from their community.
Clean, safe water nearby. Toilets close to home and at school. And a range of community education projects can change everything for girls. This summer we want to raise enough to reach130,000 girls around the world.
Any sponsorship money paid in by 9 September could be doubled thanks to the UK Government.
Your donation will help best friends like Solo and Ze from Madagascar. Find out more about 'To be a girl.'