Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon – Run with Maitri, Run for Kids, Run for Education!

Delhi’s poorest children often fall through the cracks in a competitive education system that expects students to study and learn beyond school hours. But families living in poverty can’t afford after-school programmes like tutoring and tuitions. Poor children face pressure to excel in school, while experiencing chronic financial stress at home. Some children may even miss school to help sustain their families. As a result of these issues, low-income children sometimes fall behind in academics and struggle to catch up as the school year progresses.

The income gap perpetuates lower educational achievement and lower earning potential for poor youth.  But Maitri believes these youth have the potential to excel.
Project Maitrigram seeks to end this cycle of poverty by filling the educational gap. Project Maitrigram provides underserved children and young women with no-cost after-school programmes, supplemental instruction, English classes and vocational courses that help India’s most vulnerable youth achieve their highest potential.

In order to sustain these critical educational programmes and launch new initiatives, (like a children’s library and reading resource centre), Maitri relies on supporters who share our vision.

Do you believe that education is an essential right? Help Maitri make this right a reality for underserved children in Delhi!

On November 29th 2015, Maitri is taking part in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. Maitri is seeking passionate individual and corporate sponsors to run in support of Project Maitrigram! Corporations can improve their visibility and brand image by participating in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives like ADHM, which give back to communities in need.

Please contact or call  011-24122692  for more information on how your company can run alongside Maitri for the cause of children’s education! Join the Maitri team and start training for the half marathon today!

 If you don’t wish to participate in the marathon run, please visit Maitri’s ADHM fundraising page to donate directly to the cause.

Thank you!
Sona Jani, MPH Candidate 
Summer 2015 Intern
Health Behavior and Health Education 

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