Inspiring Better Futures for Young Girls
The Serengeti Girls Run is held annually in Tanzania, where women from all over the globe come to run for five days across the untouched wilderness areas of Singita Grumeti’s private concession in the Serengeti, home to an abundance of wildlife. This purpose-driven event forms part of Singita and the Grumeti Fund’s Safaris with a Purpose to raise funds for empowerment programs for girls in the region.
The multi-stage event is suitable for runners of all levels, who, while covering 21km each day, are accompanied by scouts from the Grumeti Fund Anti-Poaching Unit and a support team in a shadow vehicle.
All funds raised are donated to the Grumeti Fund who assist with empowerment initiatives for 5,000 high school girls. These young women suffer a multitude of challenges every day in rural Tanzania. Due to limited access to education, cultural marginalisation and extreme poverty, their potential is negatively impacted.
Thanks to this event, money is spent on the provision of sanitary pads for one year, scholarships for local secondary school learners for vocational studies and university, and valuable mentorship programs. Running through the Serengeti’s untouched, breathtaking wilderness, encountering Africa’s iconic wildlife is the best way to be part of meaningful and lasting change.
Go2Africa’s Partnership with the Singita Girls Run
Our very own CEO – Maija de Rijk-Uys – has been one of the 18 women runners who have taken part in the race itself and as a company we have raised over $8,500. We are committed to raising funds each and every year, whether Go2Africa are represented in the race or not.