Global Outreach (GO program) is a school twinning program hosted by Run For Life, a Canadian based not-for-profit running organization. The program links schools in Canada with schools in the developing world. The overseas school communicates to the Canadian school through a donated smart phone. The program demonstrates the value of connectivity and the active learning environment.
I am proud to be a Run For Life Ambassador and during my Love4Gambia run, I’ll be taking my ambassador role to The Gambia as we set up 2 GO Gambia projects. You can read more in my exciting appearance in the July/August issue of Canadian Running!
My high school, Prince Andrew High, also wants to be twinned with a high school in rural Gambia. Our involvement grew organically out of PA’s support for my Love4Gambia run. When I asked my youth runners if they wanted to partner with a Gambian high school, the answer was a resounding, “Yes, we do!”
In order for Prince Andrew High to take part, we need to raise $150 to pay for our Gambian high school’s cell phone plan. The smartphone was donated by Run For Life.
You can help our youth make this happen!
Proud Love4Gambia sponsor, Aerobics First , has generously provided the GO Gambia Project with a free pair of sneakers to auction. The winner gets to pick their sneaker of choice, valued at $150-190 (obviously I recommend pink Asics Speed Stars!)
I am accepting online bids for these sneakers until Friday, June 24 at 4:00pm. You can email your bid to me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be dollar and cent specific!
Thanks for supporting youth running in Nova Scotia and in The Gambia!