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Sierra Leone Marathon 2022 in support of Street Child

Access to a quality education is the most effective way to break the cycle of poverty

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Published: 3 Apr 2022

Street Child´s work is changing the life prospects of some of the world´s most vulnerable children.

I first became aware of Street Child in December 2011 when I heard of their crazy idea to organise a fundraising marathon in Makeni, Sierra Leone. I love sport and I love adventure travel so I signed up immediately, helped get a team together that raised over GBP21,000 and seven months later found myself running through the streets of Makeni and enjoying an incredible experience.

I returned a year later and visited schools in the northern chiefdom of Tambakha built using the funds our team had raised the previous year. This was mindblowing for me and set me on a path to an ever closer involvement with Street Child.  I have now visited Sierra Leone seven times and also Street Child projects in Nepal. Of course, I pay all my own costs for these trips so that 100% of the money donated goes directly to Street Child´s project work.

For the past five years I have been on the Board of Street Child España and we have ambitious fundraising plans to support Street Child projects across Africa and Asia. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the need for Street Child´s work and expertise has increased whilst fundraising opportunities have been limited so now is the time to redouble our efforts.

What does Street Child do?

1) Help the most vulnerable children in the most difficult to access locations.

2) Enable out of school children to go to school.

3) Give equal educational opportunities to girls.

4) Support families to enable them to keep their children in school.

5) Build and improve schools.

6) Train teachers.

7) Provide psychosocial support.

8) Help displaced families.

9) Help communities in moments of crisis.......and much more.

Street Child´s work is life transforming for thousands of vulnerable children in the toughest of locations so any donations will be greatly appreciated.

Tenki

En Street Child España utilizamos la educación para empoderar a los niños y niñas más vulnerables del mundo para que puedan construirse un futuro sostenible. Al ser una organización no gubernamental trabajamos para conseguir la implementación de nuestros proyectos a través de su financiación mediante eventos de recaudación de fondos, la concienciación de las personas, creando eventos locales con la ayuda de nuevos voluntarios y construyendo nuevas relaciones de cooperación.

En nuestra organización creemos firmemente que la educación es un aspecto vital para crecer. Sin unos fuertes cimientos de educación, ninguna comunidad podrá ser empoderada para mejorar la calidad de vida de sus niños y niñas y no habrá esperanza para un futuro mejor. Todo depende de la educación y creemos que podemos hacer un gran impacto en este aspecto.

 

Donators (28)

Sonja Hauber

20€

9 days ago

Anne-Laure

25€

10 days ago

Patricia Bello

50€

16 days ago

Mariana

25€

17 days ago

Inma Nieto

35€

19 days ago

Elba

Hidden donation

19 days ago

Dave & Sarah Isley

20€

19 days ago

Emma

35€

21 days ago

Andy

35€

22 days ago

Rene

30€

22 days ago

Ethel

20€

22 days ago

Elaine Guthrie

35€

23 days ago

Anonymous

15€

23 days ago

Justin Durrant

50€

29 days ago

Petronella West

50€

30 days ago

Pete & Jill

50€

34 days ago

Sarah Gomersall

50€

34 days ago

Theresa

15€

45 days ago

Philip

619€

48 days ago

Richard Tribe

35€

53 days ago

Isabel

100€

55 days ago

Lloyd DeVincenzi

50€

57 days ago

RunningKidney

20€

57 days ago

Sarah Gomersall

20€

71 days ago

Philip

42€

72 days ago

David Deardon

50€

72 days ago

Stephen Ralston

20€

74 days ago

Josh Ord-Hume

35€

76 days ago

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Comments (12)

Well done Phil!

Philip Langley

Leader 17 days ago

Thank you Mariana, that´s very kind of you and much appreciated.

Dave & Sarah Isley

19 days ago

Well done Phil - great achievement and such a worthy cause x

Philip Langley

Leader 19 days ago

Thank you once again. Much appreciated and Street Child can do great things with donations like these.

Andy

22 days ago

Amazing achievement once again Phil!

Philip Langley

Leader 22 days ago

Thank you! It was great to be back in Sierra Leone. Thank you for your constant support.

Rene

22 days ago

Amigos del intercambio de domingo

Philip Langley

Leader 22 days ago

Gracias René. Street Child puede hacer un trabajo que transforme vidas con donaciones como esta!!

Elaine Guthrie

23 days ago

Well Phil. You sure are a trooper 💙

Philip Langley

Leader 23 days ago

Thank you Elaine. Your constant support is much appreciated x

Justin Durrant

29 days ago

Hi Phil,
Great to see you keeping up the good work.
Must have been quite an emotional return.

Philip Langley

Leader 29 days ago

Hi JD, it certainly was emotional. Thank you for your support.

Sarah Gomersall

34 days ago

Hopefully this takes my donations up to enough for two children. Run well x

Philip Langley

Leader 34 days ago

Sarah, it definitely does. Thank you very much for this. Two children will go to school next year that otherwise would not have done so. I appreciate it but they will appreciate it more.

Theresa

45 days ago

That should take it over the target

Philip Langley

Leader 45 days ago

It absolutely did Theresa. Thank you very much for getting me to 4 figures. Much appreciated.

Philip

48 days ago

Pub Quiz at Corks

Sarah Gomersall

71 days ago

Egg rolling excitement

Philip Langley

Leader 71 days ago

Maybe a bit less exciting than I´d hoped but watch out for more egg based fun!

David Deardon

72 days ago

Keep up the good work Phil

Philip Langley

Leader 72 days ago

Thank you David! It´s amazing that 10 years have passed since the first SLM. Street Child has done some amazing things in Sierra Leone over that time.

Josh Ord-Hume

76 days ago

Phil, as ever, please be encouraged by this anonymous message of encouragement.

Philip Langley

Leader 76 days ago

Thank you for getting me off the mark Josh!

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