300 MILES ACROSS AFRICA IN 30 DAYS FOR K12 STUDENTS IN AFRICA: K12 STUDENTS IN AFRICA WALK TO AND FROM SCHOOL is a VIRTUAL TEAM EVENT that can be walked, jogged, run, biked, skateboarded, or rollerbladed collectively. Assemble your team of up to 6, 10, 15, 20, or 30 people and enjoy the 300-mile journey across Africa. Each day, K12 students, little girls, and little boys, as young as 7 years old, get up in the wee hours of the morning, between 4 and 5 am, complete their chores  (sweeping, collecting water from a well or river, etc.) before WALKING 10 MILES OR MORE ON DUSTY AND UNSAFE ROADS TO AND FROM SCHOOLS that lack toilets, gender-based toilets, textbooks, whiteboards, student desks, computers, health clinics, basic school supplies, and exclude children with disabilities.       

Starting today, October 11, 2021, assemble your team of 6, 10, 15, or up to 30 to virtually and collectively run, walk, bike, skateboard, or rollerblade 300 miles and fundraise any amount of your choice.  A team could consist of relatives, family, a classroom (teacher + students), a school sports team (football, basketball team, etc.), a school department (Math, English, etc.), co-workers, college sports teams, corporation, a group of friends, etc. You will register individually but will participate in the challenge and fundraise collectively. You will track your distance using one of the many GPS-enabled tracking systems (e,.g., Strava, Map My Run, Garmin, Wahoo, etc.), upload your run/walk/bike, etc. and watch your team’s dot move across the map. A leaderboard will also track your progress against other teams. You can run, walk, bike, donate, and fundraise until December 12th, 2021.

Your participation in this event along with your fundraising efforts will transform the schooling experiences and lives of thousands of K12 students in Africa as every dollar makes a difference.  Your registration, donations, and fundraising efforts will help                                                                                                                     1. Purchase one (1) school bus to transport hundreds of K12 students from the villages of Tongon, Drissavogo, Kationron, and 7 more villages in the north of Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa, who currently walk 10 miles or more to and from school. The cost of the bus is $15,000.                                                                 2. Provide after-school academic enrichment activities to the most academically and economically challenged K12 students in Cotonou, Benin: The cost for the 2021-2022 school year is $13,000.                                                                                                                                                                                                   3. Equip (laptops +Ipads+ STEM kits) and operate Games For Africa's Africa STEM Center in Tseeviee, Togo. The Cost is $10,000 for the 2021-2022 school year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4. Raise $12,000 towards the construction of the K12 school in the village of Tongon in northern Cote d'Ivoire. This is a long-term project that will address the root causes of the educational and health inequities facing youth in impoverished villages in the region of M'Bengue, Cote d'Ivoire while preventing thousands of students from walking 10 or more miles to and from school each day. 

300 MILLES ACROSS AFRICA IN 30 DAYS FOR SCHOOLS IN AFRICA is a fundraiser event organized by Games For Africa, a U.S based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide equitable, high-quality, and culturally relevant educational and STEM opportunities to underserved youth across Africa. All donations to Games for Africa are tax-deductible.

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  1. 300 MILES ACROSS AFRICA IN 30 DAYS FOR K12 STUDENTS IN AFRICA.

    This is a VIRTUAL EVENT that starts today, 10/11, and ends on 12/28. You can run, walk, bike, donate, and fundraise until December 12th, 2021.: Rain or Shine, we will walk, run, jog, bike, skateboard, or rollerblade 300 miles in 30 days, donate, and fundraise virtually, individually, or collectively as a team because millions of impoverished K12 students in Africa walk 300 miles or more each month to and from schools that lack basic school supplies and exclude children with disabilities. You and I have the power to transform the school experiences of those children and empower them to problem solve themselves Africa's challenges in healthcare, water, renewable source of energy, leadership, environment, education, etc.  Your registration, donations, and fundraising efforts will help 1. Purchase one (1) school bus to transport hundreds of K12 students from Tongon and surrounding villages to and from school ($15,000 for the purchase and shipping to Cote d'Ivoire).                                                                                                                                                                   2. Provide after-school academic enrichment activities to the most academically and economically challenged K12 students in Cotonou, Benin ($13,000 for the 2021-2022 school year).                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Equip (laptops +Ipads+ STEM kits) and operate GFA's AFRICA STEM CENTER in Tseeviee, Togo ($ 10,000 for the 2021-2022 school year)                                                                           4. Raise $12,000 towards the construction of the K12 school in the village of Tongon in northern Cote d'Ivoire. This is our long-term project that will serve 10 impoverished villages in the region of M'Bengue in Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa. This school will prevent K12 students from walking 10 miles and more from and to school and will give them a unique opportunity to access a high-quality and culturally relevant education.
    Activity Starts: 10/11/2021 08:00 - Activity Ends: 12/28/2021 12:00
    Registration opens : 10/11/2021 08:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 10/11/2021 08:00
      Registration closes : 12/28/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74


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