In September of 2018, I was awarded the RBC Global Citizen Award from RBC. I was truly shocked, and in disbelief that I would be travelling half way across the globe with 47 likeminded and passionate RBCers from around the world. All of us earned the RBC Global Citizen Award for who we are in the inside and what we do to give back to our communities
On April 27th, 2019, the 22-26 hour journey started from Vancouver's International Airport to the Masai Mara in Kenya.
Going to school has always been an available option to me. Traveling to Kenya has made me realize that getting an education is a privilege. Not everyone in the world has access to the same level of education we do, if any at all.
Our group got to participate in a water walk to put ourselves in the shoes of women and girls who spend the entire day collecting water from dirty and polluted rivers. They have to carry 40 pound jugs for their families instead of going to school. Most of us, including myself, only carried only half of that for 30 minutes and yet it was one of the hardest and physically demanding things I have done.
Although Education has become more of a priority for both boys and girls, there is still a lot of work to be done. This is where I need YOUR help and support! As a group, we are looking to raise $250K to support the Kitsaruni Endowment fund which secures a permeant scholarships to send a child to school as well as a water project to support a local community. This project called RBC i-Maji-Nation will help young children stay focused in school without having to go on water walks.
Thank you in advance for your support and for your generous donation. Asante Sana (Thank you so much)!