We are running with Beth!

Beth and the Schlaak family (Thea, Augie and Brian) are running 12 kilometers on opposite sides of the world on May 19th in support of girls education! Any money we raise goes directly to Daraja Academy in Kenya and to cover the cost of Beth's schooling. Thank you for your help! Or as they say in Kenya, ASANTE SANA!

Beth is from the Kikuyu tribe, and was born in Olkalou. She is one of 7 siblings. Beth lost her father when she was young, so her mom now works odd jobs to support their family. Beth taught herself how to read so she could attend primary school. She writes for the student newspaper, The Daraja Times. In her article advocating for the end of FGM, she argues that “we should fight against FGM because it is shutting down many dreams of girls in society.” Beth wants to be a lawyer when she grows up. She says, "I want to change my community...I want to help them gain employment. I want to help them to become educated."

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My Supporters

  • Mike & Lori May 2019 $250.00
  • Thomas May 2019
  • Deborah We're happy to support the Schlaaks as they support girls education in Kenya! Debby and Tom Martin April 2019 $105.00
  • Christje April 2019
  • Samantha Great Cause!!! Hope all of her dreams come true! April 2019 $52.50
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  • Bill and Jennifer April 2019 $1,000.00
  • Kristie and George So happy to contribute! What a great cause!! Go Schlaaks!! April 2019 $500.00
  • Michael and Mary Carusi Good luck! April 2019 $262.50
  • Mike & Lori May 2019 $250.00
  • Anonymous GO Schlaak Family. Go Beth. April 2019
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