2014 Amazing Maasai Marathon to Benefit the Amazing Maasai Girls Project

Non-profit provides scholarships to academically gifted girls from Maasai tribes
By: Marathon Tours & Travel
BOSTON - May 13, 2014 - PRLog -- The 2014 Amazing Maasai Marathon and Half Marathon will benefit the Amazing Maasai Girls Project, a non-profit organization that provides full board high-school scholarships to academically gifted girls hailing from Maasai tribes in the area of the race venue, announced Boston-based Marathon Tours & Travel, the official international travel agency for the marathon. The fourth annual Amazing Maasai Marathon will take place on August 30 in Laikipia, Kenya.

The Amazing Maasai Marathon is the primary fundraising event for the Project, a US-registered 501 (c) (3) organization that was founded in 2010.  The organization’s mission is to empower girls and prepare them for employment and independence as adults through education. “It is such a positive, invaluable program,” said Thom Gilligan, president of Marathon Tours & Travel and 2013 race participant. The impact will not only benefit the girls and their families but their entire community for generations to come.”

As of August 2013, $100,000 has been raised through the Amazing Maasai Marathon for the Amazing Maasai Girls Project. The donations provided four-year secondary school scholarships to 38 girls living in the locale of the race - Kimanjo Town in Laikipia, Kenya. It costs $400 per year per student for four years to provide this education.

Marathon Tours & Travel offers a six-night travel package to the Amazing Maasai Marathon and Half Marathon that includes a variety of game viewing and a visit to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and its Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Race participants will also be able to meet Maasai runners and the girls who are benefiting from the Project.

For more information on the Amazing Maasai Marathon and Half Marathon, the Amazing Maasai Girls Project or Marathon Tours & Travel’s packages to the event, respectively, please visit http://amazingmaasaimarathon.com/, http://www.amazinggirls.org/ and http://marathontours.com/ or call 617-242-7845.

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