This concept as been deployed with wild success all over the United States through the non-profit organization Girls on the Run.
Why not apply this model to low-income communities to help thwart cultural stereotypes and mistreatment of girls and young women by empowering the women themselves?
- Based on the premise that awareness of self and the power within is the engine that mobilizes confidence and initiative, this mission seeks to:
- develop stronger, more resilient, and self-assured future women in society through the discipline, joy, and camaraderie of running.
- build young girls self-esteem through earned and personal achievement.
- provide supporting lessons in women's empowerment, highlighting role models and key women figures in society
- cross-pollinate and enrich the solidarity of runners in the broader community by activating mento roles and community based-runs with girls
- provide resources (nutrition suppliments, shoes, water) and the education behind their proper use and care