Aussie ultra marathoner Samantha Gash will run 3,800 km across India to raise funds for education of poor children. The 31-year-old women, who is a former lawyer, has taken this Run India project challenge to raise funds to support six World Vision Area projects that focuses on education.
What is the focus of the project?
The Run India project focuses to raise funds to support six World Vision Area Development Projects that aims on education in Jaipur, Barmer, Kanpur, North-West Delhi, Hardoi and Pauri.
More about the mission
Starting on August 22, Gash will run nearly 3,800 km from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan to Mawsynram in Meghalaya within a period of 76 days
"This is the biggest challenge I have ever undertaken. When you consider the challenges many children face on a daily basis, this is not comparable," she said
Why she choose India?
- On choosing India for her run, Gash said "I fell in love with India's diversity. But the problems children here face are heart breaking."
- "I am ready to make my hands dirty to make sure their hands are clean," she added.
Australia's High Commissioner to India appreciated her for the noble mission
Harinder Sindhu, Australia's High Commissioner to India, also appreciated Samantha's determination and will. She was pleased that Samantha's run will raise money for less-privileged children's education in India
"I commend Samantha for undertaking such a challenging adventure. Her run is in keeping with the spirit of adventure for which Australians are known," Sidhu said.
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