LIKE ANA, PLEASE HELP CECILIA TO REACH HER DREAMS AND CONTINUE HER EDUCATION ! (SECONDARY SCHOOL)
Our Sport Team has a new member! Ana from Madrid, she is going to run the 02 nd April for the orphan girls of Upendo!
The race (half marathon) is going to take place in Madrid.
HELP CECILIA, AN ORPHAN GIRLS, TO DEFY THE ODDS AND CONTINUE HER EDUCATION !
Cecilia (Cece), born in 2000, came to Upendo in 2003 with her twin sister after their parents died in 2000.
Cece wishes to become a Lawyer and serve as a role model for other girls like her.
“My name is Ana, I am 45 years old, I live in Madrid. I am married and I have two kids, a boy (11) and a girl (7). Although the sport has always been very present in my like, I started to run a little more than a year and a half ago. My first objective was a 10km race and I got it . Next, the 20km distance. I was enjoying, I had my routine of running … and then came the opportunity of running Seville Marathon. I prepared it with much illusion, very much discipline and I finished it¡ I enjoy a lot. My next goal, in my city, the Madrid Half Marathon on April 2nd. But now, I want to run not just for running… for this great objective, The Eunice Upendo Project. I want to share my training sessions, my race with all you. And why this project? The main reason is that I believe in education as a main step for a better life, a better future. In Kenya there is a low enrollment of girls in education and the Upendo Children´s Rehabilitation Centre give this opportunity covering the cost of education of their children. I applaud this great job.”
19 years later, despite difficulties, financial stress, setbacks and many crises, Eunice managed to lead 24 girls to a secondary education, 2 girls to University and College.
Also, 220 local children benefit from an education at Upendo Primary School.
SUPPORT ANA’S EFFORT! AND HELP CECILIA TO PURSUE HER DREAMS
Sadly, only 48% of girls in Kenya attend secondary school, among orphans, the statistic drops even further.
The cost incurred by a secondary school education is 900 euros a year.
(including personal effect, transport…)
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela