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Annual C&O Edu-GIRLS Walk-a-thon

  • Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center 11710 MacArthur Blvd Potomac, MD, 20854 USA (map)

Please join us on Sunday, September 22nd, at the C&O Canal in Great Falls MD as we raise funds to educate young girls living in poverty and to steer them towards financial independence and empowerment.

Our unique model supports our students from KG to high school and there after sponsors college scholarships and vocational training.  We seek to understand the challenges these girls face, and find ways to overcome the barriers in their way to financial independence. This includes charging no fees, having flexible school schedules (so that the girls can fulfill their responsibilities at home and also receive an education), providing adequate nutrition and warm clothing, safe transportation to and from school, quality education with built in technology support, incentives to stay and finish and vocational/college scholarships. It takes just $300.00 to educate a girl for a year.

Walk at your own pace for 1, 2 or 4 miles.!

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Venue: C&O Canal National Historical Park, Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854 United States


8:00 AM - Registration/Refreshments 

9:00 AM - Walk Begins 

11:30 AM - Farewell 


$50 for the first Adult

$30 for each Adult family member

$15 for Children over 12 

Free for Children under 12.

You can DONATE as well, especially if you are unable to join our Walk.

You can SPONSOR the whole Event or just the Breakfast. You will get recognition on website and signage at the site and on the Trail.

Please pass the message along to friends who may want to join our event. 

 To date, Edu-GIRLS is proud to have raised over $700,000.00 and now sponsors over 800 girls annually in four Schools in three countries.

Thank you so much for your generous support and looking forward to seeing you on the trail!!

- The  Walkathon Committee

Priti Jain, Chair 

Sangeeta Agrawal, Shreema Sanghvi Dungarani, Shubhra Garg and Jyoti Minocha

Consider Kanchan, a young girl living in a slum in Jaipur. Her fate would have been limited schooling and an early marriage if Edu-GIRLS hadn't stepped in. By supporting her education with just $300.00 a year, Edu-GIRLS sponsored Kanchan until she graduated from high school and trained as a beautician. Today she is independent and supports herself and her family.


Earlier Event: May 5
Annual Edu-GIRLS Gala