Thank you for visiting my page! With your support, we can change the lives of many children in Africa through education. Why education? I believe that it is a long lasting solution to poverty, here is my experience:
I was born and raised by a single mother in Zimbabwe. She didn't have much but instilled in me the value of education. At the age of 16, I was blessed to receive a scholarship to the Red Cross Nordic United World College, supported by Rotary. The opportunity not only changed my life but was followed by another scholarship to the University of Reading. I wouldn't be who I am today without the kindness of others.
Today, I am privileged to give back the gift of education to orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe through the charity, Creating Better Futures. I am passionate about empowering girls in particular. They often miss school during that "time of the month" because they cannot afford feminine hygiene products. In this day and age, it shouldn't be happening, so I am running for the girls!
My target is to provide reusable sanitary pads, underwear and hygiene packs for 50 girls so that they don't miss out on school. "When you educate a girl, you begin to change the face of a nation." Oprah Winfrey
I am taking on the challenge of completing the Reading Half Marathon because it is an amazing event to be involved with especially this year, as Creating Better Futures is one of the chosen local charities (no pressure then!). I wanted to set myself a real challenge, as I haven't run such a distance since having our second daughter. So, I will need all your support to get round the 13 miles (13 miles, what was I thinking!) Ok, so there may be some walking/jogging invloved and it will take me a while to complete but I am determined. Please support me to make a difference!
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