Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Swiss “Kids to Kids” school-children meet with Tegla Loroupe

Tegla Loroupe was from 1997 to 1999 three times world champion in the half-marathon. 1998 she became champion in Switzerland. 2004 she came back to that race and won again. At the VIP dinner she spoke about her dream of building a peace school in the Great Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan).

In May 2005, Swiss pupils organized a sponsorship run at the Bodensee, a lake near Uttwil, Switzerland, in order to collect money for the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation. Most of the money was sent to build a classroom at the Tegla’s school for orphans. With the rest was a container shipment paid. (Tegla Loroupe will send us a report about the arrival of the container next week).

German Website: www.kidstokidsch.wordpress.com

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