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Million Meters Challenge

Rowing for Pa Bee Five School and for United World Schools because every child should have access to schooling.

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United World Schools

We build and support community schools to transform children's lives

Charity Registration No. 1129537

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WHAT: The Million Meters U19 Men's Team Record is a record of the time it takes for an individual team to row one million meters on a single erg.

We will attempt to break the current U19 Men's Million Meters Large Team World Record of 3 days and 11 hours. Our goal time is three days, between November 24-26, 2017.

WHY: We recognize the privilege of our own education, and understand that schooling changes lives. Without our help, the kids in the Pa Bee Five School community will likely never learn to read, write, and count. That means fewer jobs, less food, and a harsher life. We're all stronger when we're connected, and we know that these children need our help, just as we need yours.

OUR PARTNER SCHOOL: United World Schools built Pa Bee Five School in 2016, and it is in desperate need of support to provide teaching training and additional resources for the new year to continue its development.

The school is in the Mine-Koe District of Eastern Myanmar, in one of the few villages to be inhabited by Akha and Lahu people, the minor tribes of Shan State. With no infrastructure and no education provision, children grow up in these communities unable to speak the national language let alone find work in neighbouring settlements. 

For generations these two groups have been marginalised and isolated from the wider population of Myanmar. However, with your help, we can make this change.

Help us row for Pa Bee Five School!

PARTICIPANTS: We're proud of our teammates for taking on this challenge. Below is a list of all rowers involved.

Emre Alca, Simon Liu, Julian Black, Andrew Wei, Aaron Han, Aaron Qiu, Jamieson Eng, Samuel Cheong, Newton Szeto, Aidan Percy, Darius Chan, Matthew Fetterly, Jack Lee Zhang, Darren Kwan, William Li, Iverson Sun, Tiger Xu, Brennan Tse, Joey Liu, Victor Tong, Eric Ma, Connor Demens, Theo Bentley, Jonah Ezekiel, William Hamilton, Ben Good, Mark Mauritz, San Lee, Windsor Huang, Peter Mikulash, Michael Williams, William Xie, Daniel Braaten, Frank Luo, Sebastian Smith, Ezra Chan, and Ethan Fung. 

DONATION INFORMATION:

United World Schools is a tax admissible charity, and donors can get a receipt for their donations.

Cash and cheques are accepted! Please make out cheques to United World Schools 

If you have any questions, please use the contact button below or email sebastian.smith2019@stgeorges.bc.ca

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