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Sophie Sharp, Clyde Hill resident, 12th grade student at The Overlake School, Redmond and alumn of St. Thomas School, Medina WA is once again organizing a fun run to raise awareness and funding to benefit Rwanda Girls Initiative (RGI). The last 3 fun runs have been hugely successful community events (last year's being virtual!) and raised over $85,000 for RGI.
RGI’s mission is to educate and empower girls in Rwanda to reach their highest potential. Founders Suzanne “Soozi” Sinegal McGill and Shalisan “Shal” Foster recognized that education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women. In collaboration with the Rwandan government and Gashora community, they established Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) as an upper-secondary boarding school would not only change the future of Rwanda, it would become a model for girls’ education for Sub-Saharan Africa. “We strive to cultivate inspired leaders with a love of learning and a sense of economic empowerment to strengthen their communities and foster Rwanda’s growth. The Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) is an innovative and socio-economically diverse model upper-secondary school designed to provide a “whole girl” education. GGAST provides a rigorous college prep academic program, combined with leadership training and extra-curricular activities that fill our girls with confidence that they can pursue their dreams of university education and fulfilling and impactful vocations.” Educate a girl. Inspire a community. Transform a country.
Awards will be given to the following age categories for men and women for most miles run (team + individual), most money raised (team + individual).
<10 and under
11 - 14
15 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 - 79
We will also have competitions and voting for best dressed participant, best dressed pet, and much more! Post a photo on your Instagram or put a photo on your story of any category you like for the chance to win a prize! Use the hashtag #RGIRunToRwanda to enter your photo!
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