Roughly 300,000 francs collected on the Marche de l’espoir

Roughly 300,000 francs collected on the Marche de l’espoir

The thirty first Terre des Hommes (TdH) Hope Stroll passed off on Sunday in Geneva. Almost 3,500 youngsters walked the equal of across the Earth, thus amassing round 300,000 francs for the education of youngsters in India.

After two solely digital editions as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, there have been barely fewer youngsters than in 2019. With household and associates, they walked in radiant sunshine alongside the Quai du Mont-Blanc, on the normal course, indicated TdH.

The quantity collected will allow TdH to defend the correct to schooling of youngsters in India, the place it “is more and more violated”, in accordance with Christophe Roduit, secretary normal of the group. The Covid-19 pandemic has had an ideal affect on their education.

The group will proceed its work in India with its eight native companions in order that essentially the most deprived youngsters can go to highschool, as an alternative of being victims of exploitation or early marriage. To date, 36,500 youngsters have benefited from schooling, safety towards all types of violence and participation in choices that concern them.

Digital marks

Sunday’s demonstration follows TdH’s consciousness marketing campaign amongst 30,000 schoolchildren within the canton of Geneva and neighboring France. Animations and discussions targeted on the problems of respect for the rights of youngsters and younger folks in India.

Arrange over the previous two years, the Digital March runs till November 20. Youngsters who can’t be current on Sunday rely the kilometers they cowl throughout sports activities actions or walks.


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