Thursday, March 13, 2008
I've been working the past few months with ING Chances for Children and UNICEF to dedicate my run to the support of a great cause.
ING Chances for Children is a corporate partnership program with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) that aims to give 120,000 children access to education in 2008. According to UNICEF, more than 115 million children in the world do not have access to education. This program advocates quality basic education for all children — girls and boys — with an emphasis on gender equality and eliminating disparities of all kinds.
ING Chances for Children sponsors three UNICEF projects in Brazil, India and Ethiopia. On average, it costs 30 Euros/45 USD to send a child to school for a year.
Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders
By supporting educational programs, ING Chances for Children aims to empower children worldwide to discover their own potential and enable them to build a better future for themselves and for society.
Education: Every Child’s Right
Education is power. It strengthens families, communities and nations in more ways than one. From a community perspective, education fosters peace, tolerance and social progress. In economical terms, it is one of the most powerful tools for reducing poverty and laying the basis for sustained economic growth. Education is paramount in constructing democratic societies and building dynamic, globally competitive economies. For families, education entails a better life as it provides individuals with the means to generate an income.
Beyond all these reasons, education is the foundation of a rich life. Without it, individuals, families and communities become slaves to their illiteracy, which serves to perpetuate the cycle of poverty.
For more information on the program please click the icon below.
I'd love any support that you can offer to this cause and in turn, to these wonderful and deserving children. If you would like to make a donation, please visit my online donations site.
With kind regards,