Feb 9, 2011

The Longtom marathon!

Back in the days of yore a couple South African Peace Corps Volunteers founded and organization called KLM with the idea of creating a scholarship fund for a poor South African child to attend Uplands College, one of the best secondary schools here, and they use the Longtom Marathon as a fundraising opportunity to keep their organization in the black.  The idea is to have PCVs run in the marathon and scrounge up at least $100 each.

This is actually the second time I'll be doing this one.  Last year I had a strategy (if you can call it that) based around humor rather than the traditional earnest cajoling (see this post, which I still think is pretty funny).  It's fair to say that was a total failure.  I was going to trowel out some treacly guilt-inducing story, but my heart's not in it right now.  I'll work up some solid hectoring later on.  Anyways, what you do is go to the KLM website, click donate, and put my name in the Longtom Marathon field.  Any amount is a help, though I don't think they accept kwacha.  Can you spare a few bucks?

If you'd prefer to send a check, make it payable to Kgwale Le Mollo (US), stick in a note that it's on my behalf, and send it to:
KLM Foundation (US)
c/o Bowen Hsu
461 So. Bonita Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91107
I also encourage you to pass this post around to your friends and family; it really is a good cause.  The seven children that have passed through this program are apparently doing quite well.

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