Golf instructor Ginny Golding holds golf marathon to help educate young Kenyan girls
I was inspired by the work of Harambee after watching a CBC documentary, ‘Educating Margaret’ — a poignant story about a bright young girl in Kenya who was denied the right to a high school education because her family was too poor to pay for it. But through the generosity of Canadian teacher Lorrie Williams (founder of the CHES) and Margaret’s love for learning, that young woman went on to graduate from high school and secure a full scholarship to university to study nursing.
After being touched by Margaret’s story, I started volunteering my time to help support CHES, which included co-chairing the Harambee Charity Golf Classic — an annual golf tournament that has raised over $147,000 since 2009.
In my ongoing efforts to support this worthy cause, I will be playing a marathon round of 65 holes of golf at the University Golf Club on June 23, 2014, and am looking for hole sponsors at $1,000/hole.
- Sponsors can be corporations, individuals or groups of friends or family who want to share sponsorship for a hole.
- Donations are being accepted online through Canada Helps (Please choose 1 Swing at a Time from the drop down list of fund options when submitting your donation.)*
- Tax receipts are available on request.
Sponsors will be recognized through signage on the hole they sponsored and at a sign near the 18th hole of the UGC clubhouse.
There’s an African saying that goes, “If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a family”. I have witnessed first-hand how Harambee has changed the lives of thousands of women in Africa.
Help me grow those thousands into tens of thousands. Together we can change whole communities!