by Rachel Ogbu
“Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery & apartheid, it is man-made & can be removed by the actions of human beings” – Nelson Mandela
With the outpour of interest in all things Nigerian, from fashion to food and music, Path to Possibilities (P2P), a UK based charity passionately committed to transforming the lives of underprivileged children in Nigeria through education has decided to inject a bit of Nigerian swagger into their upcoming charity event; Race for Change; a 5K & 10K charity run or walk at Trent Park, North London, on Saturday 30 June, 2012.
For the past 3 years P2P has sponsored the education of talented but underprivileged children by paying for their entire secondary school education and building libraries for poorly resourced schools.
According to a statement released yesterday, the charity event is going to be a party in the park with Afro beats, African food and drinks for runners, including snacks for those who come to watch and every penny raised will go towards the education of talented but underprivileged children.
“We believe that education beats poverty and we want everyone who believes in Nigeria’s future to sign up and show London that we are part of the change” explained Titilola Bello, founder of the charity.
The organisers are encouraging runners to come dressed in Ankara pieces or funny costumes of their choice as the best costume to cross the finish line will win a price!
This year the charity is hoping to raise enough money to fund the education of four children, build two libraries and share best teaching practices with state funded schools.
The charity has gained the amazing support of comedian Eddie Kadi, the producer behind the award winning sitcom “Meet the Adebanjos, Phoenix Media who are currently promoting WizKid in London and a partnership with FAB Magazine.
The charity is also committed to transforming the education system by sharing best teaching practise with schools.
To participate in the race, sign up at the Path to Possibilities website www.pathtopossibilities.co.uk or by emailing [email protected] and say “I want to educate a child” and the registration will be done for you.
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