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Stacey’s Race for the Amazing Maasai

by Stacey Petrey

Supporting: Amazing Maasai Marathon 2019 for Amazing Maasai Girls Project

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5 THINGS TO KNOW: Why You Should Donate...

  • As strongly patriachal, semi-nomadic pastoralists, a Maasai man's wealth is measured by the number of cattle he owns and children he has.
     
  • The Maasai communities of Laikipia typically live in Manyattas, which are settlements of mud huts. No running water or electricy here... women traditionally tend to the animals and the home, fetching water from nearby rivers. 
     
  • 3 out of 5 girls do not attend secondary school in Kenya. Yet just one year of secondary education for a girl here corresponds to over 25 percent increase in wages; if girls were to finish their secondary education, child marriage would be reduced by at least 50 percent.
     
  • The Amazing Maasai Girls Project (AMGP) has sponsored over 100 girls through all four years of high school, full board, thanks to runners like you. The Amazing Maasai Marathon generates a small donation each year, but fundraising by Amazing Runners like you is the true power behind the scholarship fund.
     
  • Some of you may know, I formerly taught finance at a university in Dakar, Senegal where I witnessed the benefits of educating women in Africa.  I am excited to continue this journey in East Africa with the Maasai!

Year 9 of the Amazing Maasai Marathon & Half-Marathon is being held on August 10th, 2019 in Laikipia, Kenya.

 

Participants of this epic race across the foothills of Mt. Kenya are helping support GIRLS' EDUCATION through the Amazing Maasai Girls Project (AMGP).

 

Since the marathon was founded, more than $200,000 has been raised. And because of the amazing efforts of our runners this year, more bright young ladies will secure 4-year scholarships to attend secondary school - transforming their futures.

 

You can sponsor a runner or team right here. $500 covers boarding school fees for a full year, so every dollar counts!! Learn more about the Amazing Maasai Girls Project here: amazinggirls.org

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