Go the Distance
Monday 12:12 PM - Wednesday 12:12 PM EDT
This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/gothedistance
TO CREATE YOUR OWN TEAM, PLEASE CLICK FUNDRAISE AND THEN "CREATE A NEW TEAM". Walk 7k in their shoes! Each day the students who we support walk ~7k through safari territory to get to school. This year, in solidarity, join us in walking or running 7k with your team, while helping raise funds so that more students can have a financially sustainable future and receive access to quality education. This fundraiser is a fun way to virtually get together and get active while raising funds that will sustainably ensure thousands of children are able to receive an education. Go ahead and create a team or join a team and then feel free to share with your friends and family as much as you want! We love to see your photos too, so feel free to tag us on social media with #humans4edu.
Why a 7K?
It is not uncommon for Kenyan students to walk 7 kilometers to and from school each day. Many of these students have to walk through safari territory just to get to school each day. This year, we wanted to start the year out by walking or running in solidarity with these students. Due to COVID-19, their schools were closed in 2020, but in January 2021 they re-opened!
Humans for Education is on a mission to end extreme poverty in our lifetime by educating and implementing solutions for financial independence for impoverished communities. These funds will ensure thousands of people experience sustainable, long-term, financial independence, which will lead to better quality education and health care.
Join us in making a difference for thousands of people in 2021! Create your team or join a team here!
Where will my money go?
Since we began in 2016, over 4,200 individuals in Kenya’s Maasai Mara region have benefitted from our revolutionary model that eliminates financial barriers to education and medical clinics. Using our innovative, scientific data collection procedures we intend to scale up to reach ~5,000 children and parents alike this year.
This provides an opportunity for donors to part-take in long-term, sustainable solutions to poverty eradication for entire communities.
Since operations began in 2016, Humans for Education has seen a steady and significant increase in profitability of our small businesses for our schools. Our sophisticated data collection program shows that schools have increased their income by 50% and increased their savings by 100% within the first 2 years of working with us. The new funding led to additional benefits to the schools, such as additional classrooms, tables, latrines, textbooks, teachers, better food, electricity, internet, and a playground. The small business led to fewer requests from the school to the parents for payment and 46% of parents said this positively affected their income. The WASH program showed a significant 36% decrease in malaria, typhoid, and dysentery after just one year of implementation, leading to reduced healthcare costs at school and at home. The scholarships benefitted the families so much that some started new businesses, while others sent more children to school or provided extra meals per day for their families.
How do I participate?
1. Create your team or join an existing team!
If you can’t make it - no worries. You can still support the event with a donation or by sharing it with family and friends or on social media.
2. Plan your 7K route
7 kilometers equals 4.3 miles. Map My Run is a helpful app. If you need help planning your route, please reach out and a volunteer will be happy to assist you.
3. Walk or run your route and share your success with us, your friends, and your family
4. Coordinate fundraising efforts with your team and share your accomplishment on social media!!
You can coordinate with your friends (maintaining social distance, of course) or organize something at your school.
Participants and Sponsors