On February 8th, Ashley Gannon (PST-25) and 10 girls and boys in her marathoner’s club participated in the Parakou Marathon.
The aim of this project was to promote team building of mixed gendered students through overcoming adversity. Along with promoting co-ed activities, this project encouraged students to participate in physical activities both for health benefits as well as for fun.
This project was well-supported by the school and the community both morally and financially: the director of the CEG helped chaperone the event in Parakou as well as frequently participated in training the runners; the transportation was fully funded by the community; the CEG donated the funds to sponser two extra students so that 10 could attend instead of eight.
GSP funds went toward lodging, entry fees, food and water.