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Photos courtesy of Build Africa, ©  Juozas Cernius

As part of my ride around the world I've teamed up with Street Childan amazing charity working to fight poverty in 14 countries across Africa and South Asia, using education to combat inequality. Having already cycled through some incredibly poor regions I have seen first-hand the huge uphill battle that many people face to claw their way up to a proper standard of living and to lead healthy, happy lives.

Street Child focuses on educating children and empowering communities to give them a real chance at a better life. I’m raising money for a number of projects in Kenya and Uganda, working with severely disadvantaged schools which are in urgent need of support.
 

In order to do this, I’m asking for your help. By sponsoring my ride and donating to Street Child, you’ll be part of something bigger, and you’ll know that you helped transform an entire community. On my way south through Africa I visited a number of school projects in Kenya and Uganda so I was able to see for myself the wonderful ways in which, with your help, Street Child can work together with these communities to overcome the barriers of poverty and inequality. The work Street Child is doing is so important - these are real people who deserve better, so please - help me support them. 

For more about Build Africa and the projects I visited in East Africa, see my article HERE.

Note: the charity for which I was initially fundraising, Build Africa, became part of the Street Child family in 2019. I'm therefore now riding for Street Child, and Build Africa's work continues better than ever through them. 

STREET CHILD: WHAT WE DO

Educating children.

Street Child believe in the power of education to help end poverty. We work to give children the education they need and fight the inequalities that stand in their way.

 

We partner with remote and rural communities where children are leaving school without vital basic skills. Our unique approach then helps parents and teachers to create sustainable, effective schools and to nurture their children's learning.

Distance: 56,000 km

Countries: 64

Time on the road: 3 years, 7 months

 

Kilometer milestones reached: 5/10 

Distance remaining: 44,000 km

Last updated: September 2020

FUNDRAISING STATISTICS

From rural areas that have never had a school, to classrooms that have been destroyed because of disaster or conflict, millions of children are unable to go to school across the world today simply because there are no schools for them to go to.

For children who are in school, many schools are not good enough quality with hundreds of students per classroom, a lack of toilets, sanitary facilities, capable teachers or adequate learning materials.

Parental and community attitudes can often also hold back children's education, especially for girls from late primary-school age and upwards, stopping them from going to school or making them earn a living for the family instead of getting an education.

We work with communities to build schools, train teachers, promote the importance of education and ensure that all solutions are sustainable long-term. Every child deserves a good education.

Photos courtesy of Build Africa, ©  Juozas Cernius

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