Every day across the world thousands of girls miss out on going to school because they have to help their families with daily jobs. In South Sudan, this often entails girls walking to fetch water for their families or walking to fetch firewood so that their families can cook. In South Sudan some boys also miss out on school as they have to walk following the family cattle and goats to find water and make sure that their livestock don’t damage other people’s farms.
Since Timpir has been supporting our two schools in South Sudan, we have seen a significant growth in girls completing primary school, with the same number of boys and girls currently enrolled in Year 8 this year. Our schools are doing wonderful work keeping children at school, but we need your help.
So this June, we are walking in solidarity with all the children who miss out on school everyday because they are walking to help keep their families alive. But through our walking we will also be fundraising to support the Timpir schools who work to keep these children in school.
All of our board members will be stepping for schools and you can join us too. You can raise money individually or set up a team. You can create a personal online fundraising page at https://timpir-s4s-gdg-j943n.raisely.com/ . Just click on the ‘start fundraising’ button and set up your profile. If you would like to participate as a team, you can register your team first and then set up individual pages for each individual in your team. You can share your page through social media and email and your donors can make their tax deductible donations directly online. All money raised online will come direct to Timpir and your donors will receive a receipts for their tax deductible donations. It’s wonderful timing to get people to contribute for their end of financial year tax deductible donations. So get to it, set up your page, get some sponsors and set yourself a challenge of how many steps you’ll walk in June.
We have included two pages that you can print to keep a hard copy record of your number of steps for the month and any donations you receive that you would like to keep track of.
Record your daily steps for June and we will have a prize for the most steps and a prize for the most money raised.
Let’s step together and keep South Sudanese students in schools.