Chief Nation raises £600 for our Her Education Matters campaign
We raise our hats to the staff of Chief Nation, who spent their August walking, running and cycling 777 miles in order to raise money for our Her Education Matters campaign.
They raised the money through personal sponsorship as well as a donation from Chief Nation, we are very grateful for everyone’s contribution.
There was tough competition at the top of the leaderboard, with Jordan clocking up 140 miles for the month, just ahead of Richard on 123 miles and Laura on 108 miles. More importantly, 16 of their team got involved, a large proportion of the Chief Nation staff.
The funds raised will go to Think Malawi’s Her Education Matters campaign.
Without proper sanitary protection, girls and women in Malawi are often confined to their homes during menstruation and unable to participate in everyday activities. As a result of this, female students can miss up to a quarter of school time, including vital end of year exams, which can have a huge impact on their ability to progress through their school career.
Her Education Matters will enable 900 girls in one district to have reusable sanitary pads plus changing rooms at school, to enable them to attend school when they have their periods. Find out more about Her Education Matters here.
Thanks to the work of Chief Nation and others, we have now beaten our fundraising target of £5,000, and are currently discussing with our partners in Malawi, African Vision, how at least a further £2000 can be best used by the project. There are a further 11 schools in the area in need of senior girls’ washrooms and we are told that the schools would like to extend the project to Standard 4 as well as Standards 5 to 8.
The Her Education Matters project is no longer open for fundraising, but you can donate to Think Malawi’s other educational work in Malawi here.