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Reading Half Marathon for girls to go to school in Africa - Dorothy Dix

I am doing the Reading Half Marathon for Creating Better Futures (CBF) because I beleive that education is the key out of poverty

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  • Event: Reading Half Marathon 2019, 17 Mar 2019

Creating Better Futures (CBF)

We fund the education of African children to help give them a better future

Charity Registration No. 1148929

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Thank you for visiting my page! With your support, we can change the lives of girls in Africa through education. Why education? Due to my personal experience, I believe that it is a long-term solution to poverty. I was sponsored to go to school, college and all the way up to university. I wouldn't be where I am today without the kindness of others.

I am particularly passionate about empowering girls as they do not always have the same opportunities as boys. During their "time of the month" many rural girls miss school because they cannot afford feminine hygiene products. They resort to using unhygienic alternatives such as rags, used paper, compacted grass, layers of leaves... anything they can get hold of. The most heart-breaking experience is that of some girls digging holes in the fields and trying to “push out” their menstrual flow which causes severe cramps. Often they have no underwear to use, so going to school or being in public makes them very nervous. Sadly, in some communities, it is still taboo to talk about menstruation, girls feel embarrassed and fear being forced into marriage when they reach puberty.

When you educate a girl, you begin to change the face of a nation.*

£30 will provide a reusable sanitary pack for 1 term.

£50 will train for the 1 girl to make the pads herself.

£100 will provide the project a sewing machine and materials needed.

Thank you for your wonderful support, together we are Creating Better Futures!

What’s more? You can join team CBF at any race anywhere around the world! You can walk, jog or run the distance. Due to injury, I will be Nordic walking the RHM distance, but I will be cheered on by the amazing CBF supporters. Our charity is once again an official local charity partner, so if you can, please come along or support us on social media!

If taking part in a challenge isn’t your thing but you would like to support CBF, there are many ways that you can help. You could organise a charity event of your choice such as a sponsored walk, bike ride, swim, climb, skydive, sail, bake sale, charity meal, show, raffle, quiz, auction, golf day or any other activity you that you prefer. Every donation makes a massive difference.

* Oprah Winfrey

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