When you envision a champion, what qualities do they possess? At Camfed, all of our Champions are inspiring and have tenacity, creativity, and most importantly, an unwavering passion for the pursuit of girls’ education and opportunity for women.
These qualities can be found in Sally-Anne Dunn, who recently took part in a “Tour d’Afrique,” cycling alongside a team of 30 from Nairobi to Cape Town in 9 weeks, raising funds for Camfed along the way. Sally-Anne’s section of the ride equalled just under a whopping 6,500 kilometres (4,000 miles), and the team rode an average of 140 kilometres (87 miles) per day, camping throughout.
With Camfed’s mission in mind, Sally-Anne also visited schools along the way. Most of the rural schools she visited had several things in common: a limited number of facilities, a lack of basic school materials and electricity, and students carrying their own supply of water to school. Despite these conditions, the team was met with smiling and determined faces, and they exchanged dialogues with the local communities over the value of girls’ education.
Thanks to all the efforts of Sally-Anne and her supporters, more than 67% of her target goal of £6,500 has been raised!