The Walk In Her Shoes
Campaign is run yearly by CARE Australia
to raise much needed funding for girls and women living in poverty who spend hours every day walking long distances just to collect fresh water, source basic food, hygiene or living essentials. Due to this fact these girls and women miss out on receiving a quality education and employment opportunities.
Some of the affected girls, as young as 4 years of age walk up to 6km each day just to collect water, then make the same lengthy return journey carrying the water on their heads.
Pro Safety and Training Administrations Manager, Stephanie Bennett who has 2 young girls feels strongly about this cause.
This month the PRO Safety and Training team proudly sponsored Stephanie's husband- James Bennett to walk from his home in rural Queensland to his workplace in Brisbane city, a total distance of 41.6km! James walked the total distance in sporadic rain in just under 9 hours and has so far raised just over $2,000 in aid of this fantastic campaign.
'One of the great things about the Walk In Her Shoes Campaign is that the money raised goes directly to the girls and women who need it the most' said Pro Safety and Training Director- Sebastian Rasche. 'The funds raised will help to build wells so these girls and women don't have to walk to collect water and they will then be able to go to school or find employment to further assist their families and community'.
PRO Safety and Training would like to congratulate James on his fantastic effort (seen here photographed with his eldest daughter Mya) and is looking forward to continuing to support this worthwhile campaign in the years that follow.