Run4change

30 SECOND SUMMARY
We are completing a 20,000km run to raise EUR 20,000 for Girl Rising, an award winning charity that raises the quality of young girls’ education in 3rd world countries.

THE BIG DEAL!
From the 1st September to the 30th November the INSEAD 2019 students will pull up their running socks to compete in a challenge to run the distance between INSEAD's four hubs: Fontainebleau, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and San Francisco. That’s a neat 20,000 km!

WHY?
We are aiming to raise 20,000€ for a good purpose #inseadforceforgood, for Girl Rising (GR). GR uses the power of storytelling to change the way the world values girls and their education, in order to combat gender discrimination. The charity is founded on the premise that educating girls and removing the barriers to independence is the single best way to achieving the the goal of ending global poverty.

€20,000 brings four Girl Rising programs to a community in need in one of the eleven countries around the world where they are currently active. Including India, Kenya, Thailand and Guatemala.

Girl Rising is based in New York  and in conjunction with field staff and partners in the U.S. and abroad, implements a three-pillar model:

● Stories—Girl Rising tells stories about girls who face daunting barriers to their independence, and stand up to them with determination and courage. For more see https://girlrising.org/brave/film.

● Programs—Girl Rising works with local partners, adapting these stories into culturally relevant educational tools and curricula to build confidence and agency in girls and to change attitudes and social norms within their communities. 

● Movement Building—Girl Rising strategically deploys these stories to fuel and strengthen social movements, informing and inspiring people to take action for girls and gender equality.

Girl Rising’s Reach:
● GR content in 30+ languages, 170+ countries, to 400 million viewers
● Garnered over 5 billion media impressions
● Globally 10,700+ teachers using GR curricula
● Working with 35+ local partners around the world to address gender equality
● 1 million+ youth and community members reached in community based programs and screenings

Girl Rising’s Impact:
● Higher aspirations for girls by both parents and girls
● Improved attitudes toward gender equality among boys and girls
● Improved confidence, agency, empowerment, and decision-making for girls

EXAMPLES OF IMPACT
1. Programme launched in Guatemala at the beginning of 2019 in partnership with two local organizations to bring the GR curriculum to 230 indigenous girls. This is being expanded to 5-6 new organizations in the next year. 
2. The GR-GEF Fund, a 4-year, $1M+ venture philanthropy fund, will build the capacity and enhance the program efforts of grassroots educational groups in India and Kenya to reach 1000 students and their families.
3. The “Explore More” Project began in Pakistan and Thailand in 2018, bringing GR tools and curricula to 3,000 students. This is now expanding to launch pilots in Argentina, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, with an estimated reach of 53,000 adolescents.

We would love to have your support!

Donations ()

  • Brechje co 
    • $888 (Offline)
    • 3 mos
  • Chris Andrews 
    • $74 
    • 3 mos
  • Brechje co 
    • $1,650 (Offline)
    • 3 mos
  • Botanical Rhapsody 
    • $200 
    • 3 mos
  • Shawn n Deby 
    • $163 
    • 3 mos
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Fundraising team: Run4change (3)

Adam Howard 
Organizer
Raised $3,703 from 21 donations
New York, NY
Girl Rising 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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Olga Efremenko 
Team member
Raised $1,619 from 10 donations
Cassandra Voss 
Team member
Raised $1,573 from 14 donations
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