We are trying to raise £200,000 to improve the infrastructure of eight schools in Nageshwari district, Bangladesh. Snowmelt regularly causes flooding and prevents children attending school for several months each year, along the country's many river systems.
As a result, only 25% of children in this region complete secondary education and more than 80% of girls leave school and marry before 18. We want to help 2,603 young people in this area maintain their schooling, as well as another 7,000 children who are indirectly affected.
This is a team-based walking challenge, with prizes for individuals and teams. Participants compete by walking and logging steps taken from 26 March - 26 April, 2019. After signing up as a participant and choosing a team, participants seek sponsors to donate money to our Bangladesh project on either everydayhero (ANZ) or JustGiving (everyone else). Let's try and raise £20,000, together.