Run4Education: BCS Students initiated a charity run to help students in the poorest regions of the world

25th November, 2022

We are proud to announce that the Run4Education that took place on 7th October 2022 in Berlin was a great success. Our two students – Maya and Margarete – belong to a young pioneer team that organized this year’s Run4Education with the support of ConCultures e.V. The student initiative’s motto is We Run, They Learn. Run4Education is a student initiative of five international schools in Berlin.

This year’s Run4Education raised around 25,000 EUR from student fundraising and corporate sponsorship to help educate children in some of the most deprived areas of Nepal and Cambodia.  Run4Education and ConCultures cooperate with United World Schools (UWS). All funds go 100 percent via ConCultures Germany to UWS, an education NGO creating inclusive quality education for communities without schools following the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Run4Education supports UWS’s programme to prevent school dropouts following the pandemic, especially in girls’ education. With 100 euros, a child can be educated at a UWS for an entire year. Therefore, the money raised by Run4Education will cover the annual school fees for 250 girls in UWS schools in Cambodia and Nepal. A great success! Dr. Caroline A. Lodemann, Managing Director Berlin Cosmopolitan School, summarises: “For us, the commitment of our students is elementary to their school education. The Run4Education initiative proves that they have recognised the challenges in the world’s poorest countries and have thought about how they can make a difference on the ground. It is a massive achievement that with the €25,000 raised, 250 schoolgirls in Nepal and Cambodia can continue to go to school.“

In areas where United World Schools work, communities struggle to survive through farming and are affected disproportionately by climate change. Education is the key to unlocking a better future also for these communities.

Together and with their dedication, the project team is transforming the lives of children from the most remote and marginalized areas of the world, where schools have never been before. Regarding the event, Amelie von Borries, ConCultures (CEO) said, “I’m really excited to be running this event. I believe it is vital that our students are empowered to take action to help other children to get an education. The positive impact to young people here in Germany as well as in Nepal and Cambodia is a win-win situation.”