Hi! I have the great privelege of running the NYC Marathon to raise money for Shine on Sierra Leone, a non profit organization on an inspiring mission to 'shine light' on the country's needs and create sustainable programs which promote self-sufficient communities.
My team's collective NYC Marathon fundraising Goal is $30,000. Of that, we've each committed to raise as much as we can to help get these programs off the ground. It will cost aproximately $10,000 to fund each program of the Wholistic Education Curriculum. (Read More Below) This includes teacher's salary, class room supplies, student's tuition and student's supplies for a full year! PLEASE HELP MAKE THIS VISION A REALITY IN ANY WAY YOU CAN! With just a month to go, I'll be posting updates on my marathon training to Instagram (@CEG911), Follow along and thank you for your support! -With Love & Gratitude, -C. Xx
THE 411 ON SIERRA LEONE & WHY I'M RUNNING A CRAZY 26.2 MILES!
It's a country that is the size of South Carolina. It has beaches with sunsets that will melt your heart and it barely survived a brutal 11-year civil war that was ignited by the blood diamond crisis. Despite encountering countless tragedies, the people of Sierra Leone are filled with resilience and hope. It is this hope, that struck my friend Tiffany Persons, when she first traveled to Sierra Leone in 2006. Inspired by this unrelenting positivity, Tiffany founded Shine On Sierra Leone with a mission to create a self-sufficient community; freed from aid dependancy and its debilitating mind-set.
This Fall, Shine On breaks ground on 'The Muddy Lotus Secondary School' which will offer a unique "Wholistic Education Curriculum" built on courses that will empower and enrich not just the minds, but the bodies and souls of Sierra Leoneans for generations to come.
We are a team of four, each running to raise money for the specific part of the curriculum we are most passionate about.
I'M RUNNING FOR 'WHOLISTIC CORE EMPOWERMENT' !
For any student to have a strong, proactive, and healthy sense of self, they need to have a support system that empowers them for positive growth and change.
Shine On wants to make sure that each student enrolled at Muddy Lotus will fully benefit from the expereience and has created the 'Wholistic Core Empowerement' program, offering daily meditation at the start of each school day, mind-body awareness classes and an emotional intelligence course that will build upon each academic year.
For more information : http://www.shineonsierraleone.org/
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