Giving Tuesday (Last few days!) + Puma Sponsorship Announcement! November 28, 2021
November 30th was Giving Tuesday - and what better way to give during the Holidays than through the gift of education.
In celebration, our anonymous donor has pledged to match up to $5000 in donations to the Amazing Maasai Girls Project. Whether we collectively raise $44 or $4,444, your donation will be doubled- this week only!
How Does Your Donation Help?
We've been able to accomplish a lot this year, all thanks to your donations of the year past. As a reminder, upward of > 95% of every dollar goes direct to educate a girl in Laikipia, Kenya because we are volunteer-run.
Here is what we have accomplished so far in 2021:
- Welcomed 42 Amazing Girls back to school after the schools were shut down in 2020. They are on an accelerated schedule to catch up with the normal school year.
- Ushered in 17 new freshman faces (Form 1) into boarding schools (that's 59 Amazing Girls total in school currently)
- One Amazing Graduate had a B+ average and gained a 50% government scholarship to a four-year college program at Chuka University. We support her remaining tuition costs. This is our 4th college student that the Project is sponsoring our high school graduates in college.
- Two former Amazing Girls graduated college this year, Merina from Nairobi University and Terry graduated Egerton University (pictured above). Congrats!
NEW!!! Amazing Girls Running Club
We are pleased to announce that the Amazing Maasai Girls Project has been accepted into a PUMA-sponsored Running Program in partnership with Women Win. As such, we are developing an all-girls running program in the secondary schools of Laikipia. The program will be open to all female students, including but not limited to Amazing Girl scholarship recipients. We are working with Olympic Champion Douglas Wakiihuri to train talented local women runners from the area, including a former Amazing Girl, who will lead the program. We look forward to sharing more about this program as it develops and offer empowerment opportunities to even more girls.
Note: This program is purely funded by Puma for three years. As always, your donations will continue to go straight to support the tuition scholarship program.
Global Run - THANK YOU (plus updates!) October 18, 2021
A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the GLOBAL RUN 2021 this past weekend - in the rain, snow or sun!
We are thrilled to announce that close to $15,000 has been raised online alone (final total TBC) and we officially surpassed our goal of 1,000 miles of pledged runs, with a total of 1,050.4 miles pledged online. This is incredible and will allow many more very deserving young ladies to enter High School in 2022.
As always, we are planning a mash-up video to celebrate the global effort.
If you haven't yet done so PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND VIDEO of your run/walk to:
[email protected] or text it to +1 (702) 601 6012.
We can't wait to share everyone's fun.
Lastly, do not worry if you haven't yet received your T-Shirt (if you ordered one with a qualifying donation). Fulfilment is ongoing and we will get yours to you. International runners may have to wait a little longer.
The Amazing Maasai Girls Project
Global Run Final Details! October 15, 2021
Last Call for Global Run Photos & Video (Plus Socks Info) August 26, 2021
Please send by the Sunday, November 1st. We will begin work on the annual mash-up video early next week!
RUN KENYA SOCKS...
If you ordered socks but haven't yet received them, they are on their way soon! Due to unexpectedly high demand, we had to order another batch, which will be arriving next week. Your socks will be mailed to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
STILL TIME TO RUN!
Lastly, if you couldn't get out last weekend, it's not too late. Get your miles in this weekend with a walk or run - and send us a selfie :)
Many thanks again for all your support. We can't wait to put together this year's mash-up video and share all the fun that was had globally.
Sarah & Molly
GLOBAL RUN 2020 - FINAL INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS August 26, 2021
EMAIL: [email protected]
SMS/WHATSAPP: +1 (415) 715-4534 / +1 (438) 523 2469