CHARITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT: WALK IN HER SHOES
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This is our opportunity to use our wonderful platform to raise awareness about many important causes and encourage you, The Daily Guru tribe, to reach out, connect and show your support for the organisations that resonate with you.
WALK IN HER SHOES
This month, we’re introducing you to CARE Australia’s latest campaign, Walk In Her Shoes.
It’s well known that poverty discriminates.
More girls than boys are out of school, more women than men are out of work, and women die needlessly during pregnancy and childbirth every minute of every day.
But did you know that when you help one woman out of poverty, she will bring four other people along with her?
On October 10, CARE Australia is asking Australians of all ages to walk in the shoes of those less fortunate. By signing up to Walk in Her Shoes, you can raise funds to support CARE Australia’s vital work that helps reduce the distance women and girls have to walk by providing clean water and nutritious food close to home.
This means girls can spend more time in school, women can earn an income and together they can help their communities step out of poverty.
The campaign is supported by ambassadors Deruka Dekuek, who is a former South Sudanese refugee who fled her war-torn homeland as a child, and columnist Jamila Rizvi — who plans to walk 42km in the space of a week.
“As a young girl growing up in South Sudan, I would have to walk over 10 kilometres a day to collect firewood and water for my family. I have walked in those shoes and I know how heavy they are. I urge you to join me in this campaign to help empower the world’s most vulnerable girls, pull them out of the cycle of poverty and give them the keys to a life they have never imagined,” Deruka said.
Walk in Her Shoes is a free walking and running challenge — and you can choose the distance that suits your ability to walk or run.
You have from 10-23 October to complete the challenge.
More information about how you can sign up to Walk in Her Shoes is available here.