Date: 1-30 June (to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June)
Location: Your local area
Fundraising target: Raise as much as you can!
Join the Walk with MIRIAM challenge in solidarity with refugee and migrant women and girls.
Each year, millions of refugee and migrant women and their families travel thousands of miles to seek safety and security. The funds you raise through the challenge will directly support WONDER Foundation’s work with migrant and refugee women in the UK, Poland and Slovenia, helping them and their families thrive in their new communities.
Today, there are more than 26 million refugees worldwide and 79 million displaced people around the world, over half of whom are women and children under the age of 18. As COVID-19 has shown, solidarity is more important than ever.
Pick a challenge related to the numbers 26 and 79. For example, you could challenge yourself to run 26 miles through the month of June or to walk 7.9 miles on World Refugee Day. Sign up for the challenge below to receive your fundraising toolkit and get started!
Meet Fatima. Five years ago she fled from war in Iraq with her three young children after their home was bombed and her husband was killed. When she arrived in London as a refugee she knew no one and understood very little. With the help of WONDER Foundation, Fatima learned English, secured a mentor, got involved in the employability sessions and made new friends. Fatima and her children now feel at home in the UK and are thriving in their new home.
How you’re going to change lives
You and your sponsors will be making a difference to the lives of refugee and migrant women and girls seeking safety and security. By taking part in the Walk with MIRIAM challenge you can raise money and awareness through your family, friends and community. With your support, we can have a huge impact on the lives of migrant and refugee women and girls:
can fund 12 hours of language classes a week for 15 refugee and migrant women for 1 term
can fund 6 hours of mentoring a month for 20 refugee and migrant women over the course of a year
can fund 1 term of after-school support for 10 refugee and migrant girls
can fund employability skills workshops for 10 refugee and migrant women
We’re here to help
If you have any questions or need support with your fundraising, please get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.