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Anthony Mariano

Honolulu Marathon 2012: Running for Children's Books

Fundraising for Sambat Trust

99 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 31 supporters
  • Event: Honolulu Marathon, 09 Dec 2012

Sambat Trust

Philippines:Sambat Trust believes access to a quality education empowers Filipinos to improve their own lives and break the poverty cycle. It establishes school libraries, provides teacher training and helps families overcome the economic barriers that prevent their children from attending school.

Charity Registration No. 1137903


Dear Fam & Friends,

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Why am I running a marathon (again)?

As you may know, Sambat Trust started after I treated my Mum to a trip home to the Philippines.

One story Mum told me from her holiday was of Johaini, a young girl in Mum's village who was not in school and learning because her family couldn't afford the school fees.

I decided to do something.

I asked family and friends for their support.

That first year, 36 children were able to go to school. Johaini was one of them.

Thanks to you, Sambat Trust is growing: we are establishing school libraries, granting scholarships and training teachers.

Over 2,700 children now have the opportunity to read children's books in school.

But we are just beginning. Every child has the right to a quality education.

With your help, Sambat Trust can continue to provide the resources required for children to thrive in school.


puts 10 local Filipiniana children's books in a library


buys a year of school supplies for 5 children


provides school uniforms for 12 children


places 70 Scholastic books on a library shelf

So why have I sponsored myself?

I can only ask you to do something if I'm also willing to do it :)

Love, thanks and salamat po!




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  • In the Philippines last month
  • In the library at Wawa Primary School