Change is a scary concept... When a lot of people think of change they think it has to be something big. Sometimes it is. But more often it's not. Which means you have the ability to change someone’s life without really affecting your own. I am writing this because I would like your help in changing a woman's life this year.
In November I am going to be setting off on a 100 mile trek around Vietnam’s mountainous North in aid of Malaika, a charity and school set up to help empower Congolese girls & their communities through education, because I believe that girls are the most powerful force for change on our planet.
The Malaika School is a free, accredited school that is providing a quality education to 202 girls in the village of Kalebuka, located in Southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The school aims to build the leadership of its girls so that they commit themselves to being change-agents in their community and have a long-term, lasting impact on the DRC. You can watch a short video here or take a look at their website here.
I am going to be traveling over 100 miles on foot walking up to 7 hours a day in the Sapa Hill region of Vietnam, camping in the jungle (lol), climbing mountains and staying with local families in their villages who apparently don’t have phone chargers or Netflix. As somebody that is quite weak, both physically and emotionally, this is going to be a huge challenge with an intensive training program that should have started a few weeks ago.
If you’re worried about your donations supporting my premature mid-life crisis I would like to reassure you that this is a self-funded trip and that every penny raised in sponsorship will go towards Malaika.
£324 will sponsor 1 girl through school for a year (which includes tuition, 2 healthy meals a day, school supplies, uniforms and sports activities) so I have set my goal as £648 in the hope to change 2 girls lives with your help.
Any amount you can donate would be pho-nomenal and will all go to help this wonderful cause. Let me know if you would like any more information!