By Merritt Frey, Executive Director
It is time to get walking! Well, it is at least time to get registered to get walking!
Registration opens today for Miles for Mali — a fun virtual walking event that raises funds for school construction in Mali. This May, you can help build a school for the children of N’Goko in southeastern Mali, just by taking a walk. How?
It is simple: In May 2019, we challenge you to walk or run the distance children in rural Mali villages walk to get to school in one week (40 miles) or one month (160 miles).
We’ve had families walk together, friend groups run together, and new friends on different continents who forged a competitive friends by trying to out distance each other. So if you want to get the most fun out of this, build a team.
A modest registration fee ($30) gives you access to an easy fitness app to track your miles. We’ll keep you inspired with stories and updates throughout the month of May and prizes are available for individuals and teams, such as family, church, community, or corporate groups.
We encourage you to also use the app to raise pledges from friends and family. This will keep you motivated and help kids in Mali by giving them a chance at the most life-changing opportunity -- a quality education.
Your registration fee and any optional pledges you raise will help build a school for children in a tiny village in Mali. You can change lives forever just be getting yourself off the couch…and one of the lives you improve will be your own!