RedSTART’s guest author, Robin Claessens, tells us about the huge challenge he is taking on to achieve better education.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
I will be flying on the 6th of April to Morocco, where I will take part in the 33rd edition of the Marathon de Sables. This is a 250km race run in self-sufficiency mode over 6 days in the Sahara Desert (155 miles or 6 marathons). I will have no support, save what I can carry.
Why am I doing this?
To raise awareness about how education is a means to reach long-term and sustainable autonomy.
The two objectives are to promote financial education and to bring electricity into the classroom.
I am privileged to be supported by RedSTART, a financial education charity, and Save Your Acorns’ author Rob Gardner for the financial education objective. As well as BBOXX, which provides affordable and clean energy to off-network communities.
Picture this: over 200 children in Congo will have electricity in their classrooms and 240 children will receive a book on financial education – seriously worth running for!
There are three fun ways you can help:
1. Post a classroom selfie!
Let’s give a voice to our children! Let’s make noise, create a buzz! Let’s tell the decision-makers how important education is for us. The more selfie’s there are, the more likely they are to act!
3. Teach or Partner!
I am running…will you be posting, liking or teaching?