Central Asia Institute, based right here in Bozeman, has been building schools and providing educational opportunities for girls in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan for twenty years. You have helped CAI through two decades of promoting peace through education in the poor and isolated mountainous communities.
And now, CAI has a new and exciting way for you to connect to our mission and provide education for girls across the globe. HER: Hope. Educate. Rise. is CAI’s new initiative, and it gives you the opportunity to pursue your passion for running and support girls’ education.
We’re excited to announce that HER is partnering up with The Ridge Run this year, and one lucky person will be selected to run in The Bridger Ridge Run for HER.
So, what does it mean Run the Ridge for HER?
It means that you run the race like you usually would, and you also fundraise to support CAI’s program overseas. You can ask for your friends and family to support your run and donate to your fundraising campaign. The best part is ALL of the money you raise goes directly to programs. That’s right – 100% of donations helps build schools, train teachers, and provide material health care in Central Asia.
It means that you’ll be supporting young women like Drukhshan, a girl in Afghanistan, who dreams of becoming a doctor.
It means you’ll support women like Shakeela, who is the only midwife in the valley in Pakistan where she lives.
It means your Run for HER will teach a grown woman to read, send a girl to school for an entire year, or provide a tent school for refugee students.
Whether this will be your first ridge run, or if you’ve been running it for three decades, this is a great opportunity to dedicate your run and your efforts to an important cause.
Thank you for your support of CAI and girls’ education around the world! We’re excited to continue to promote peace through education with you, one step at a time.
If you’re interested in running the Bridger Ridge Run for HER, register for the Bridger Ridge Run lottery May 9 – May 15, and tell us why you want to Run for HER in your essay. The winner will be announced on June 15th.
— Laura Brin & The HER Team