By Emma Prall | Development and Communications Intern
We are gearing up to run the 10K A Day on May 20th here in Washington, D.C. to honor and celebrate the determination of our scholars who walk more than 10 kilometers just to get to school. As we get ready to #RunForHer, we wanted to share a story of one of our scholars with you.
Dorica is in Form 2 in Nansenga Community Day Secondary School in Mangochi, Malawi. When she was young, her parents separated and her father remarried, and all the responsibility of providing for Dorica and her siblings fell on mother. Her mother relies on rain-fed, small scale farming to provide for her children. Dorica is the only girl from her small community that has reached secondary school, and many people in her community do not understand why she continues on with her education. They laugh at her and insult her, saying that even with school she will still end up just being someone's wife. Dorica could let this bring her down, however she uses their doubt to fuel her determination in finishing school and accomplishing her goals.
Dorica is one of our scholars who walks a tremendous distance to attend school, walking 16 kilometers (nearly 10 miles) every day to get to school and back. Even though she walks so far, she still makes sure that she arrives at school early and is never absent. Dorica understands that finishing school is essential if she wants to reach her goal of becoming a journalist. She aspires to become a radio announcer so she can be the first one to let her community know about the latest news. When Dorica completes school and realizes her goals, she will be an incredible leader in her community and a role-model for other girls.
You can support Dorica and girls like her in reaching their goals by signing up here to run with us in the 10K A Day!
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