LIKE JEAN-MARIE HELP CECILIA AND MARTHA TO REACH THEIR DREAMS AND CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION ! (SECONDARY SCHOOL)
Our Sport Team has a new member! Jean Marie from Paris, is going to run the 8th January for the orphan girls of Upendo!
His goal is to qualify for the Regional Cross Country Championship and later on for the French Championship. He needs to be within the first thirty in his category ("Master", 40 years old and plus).
The race of the 8th January is the first episode of the Trilogy!
HELP CECILIA AND MARTHA, 2 ORPHAN GIRLS, TO DEFY THE ODDS AND CONTINUE THEIR 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.
Martha is born as well in 2000, she works hard to excel in school and hopes to become a pediatrician one day
Martha has called Upendo home for most of her life. She wishes to attend University so that one day she can take care of and provide for other people, just as she was cared for at Upendo when she was very young.
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 JEAN-MARIE’S EFFORT! AND HELP CECILIA AND MARTHA TO PURSUE HER DREAMS
Sadly, only 48% of girls in Kenya attend secondary school, among orphans, the statistic drops even further.
The race is going to take place in Neuilly sur Marne (Paris) the 08th January.
The cost incurred by a secondary school education is approximately 1000 euros a year.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela