Oliver Otto will be taking on the incredible challenge of Ironman Bintan in Indonesia, on August 19th in support of EMpower!
The race, known as the best long course triathlon race in Asia, involves a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21.1km run.
Taking place on an exotic island course on beautiful Bintan, surrounded by crystal-clear waters, lush forests and rolling hills, this is one of the greatest challenges of all time. Stay tuned to hear about Oliver’s preparations in the lead up to the big day!
When: 19 August 2018
Who: Oliver Otto
On September 6, Team Spinnaker will embark on a 365km challenge cycling from London to Paris in 3 days!
Alexis Habib, Anne-Marie Habib, Eva Karafiatova, Soteris Nicolaou, Joe Rouncefield, Matt Swift and Zar Werner have decided to take on this incredible challenge to raise funds for both EMpower and Great Ormond Street Hospital!
Spinnaker has been a dedicated supporter of EMpower for many years, and we are so excited that the team have chosen to generously continue this support.
Stay tuned to find out more about Team Spinnaker as they prepare for this epic cycle!
When: 6 September 2018
Who: Alexis Habib, Anne-Marie Habib, Eva Karafiatova, Soteris Nicolaou, Joe Rouncefield, Matt Swift & Zar Werner
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From 29 March to 8 April, EMpower’s Development Manager in Hong Kong, Jacqueline Chen, accompanied by Jeanette Won, Robin Sitoula and Scott Tan took on the 8 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp, reaching 4130m and joined by some of the most spectacular views in Nepal.
One of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal, the trail took them along terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with incredible views of the Annapurna mountain range.
“I am really glad that the whole team made it to Annapurna Base Camp, it was so enjoyable! During the trek, I always looked forward to a warm meal of vegetarian momo and a hot cup of masala tea at the end of each day. The biggest challenge was dealing with the cold as there was no electricity or heating. I am most thankful for the weather though, we had stretches of relatively clear skies which meant the mountains would reveal themselves to us with some breathtaking views. I would highly recommend the Annapurna trek and am already starting to think about the next EMpowerUP challenge!” - Jacqueline Chen
Join us in congratulating their incredible efforts on this trek, and for raising over $11,745 for EMpower! It’s not too late to show your support!
When: 29 March - 8 April
Who: Jacqueline Chen, Jeanette Won, Robin Sitoula and Scott Tan
We’re so excited that two dedicated supporters will be taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on October 14th 2018 for EMpower!
This stunning half-marathon takes in some of London’s most famous landmarks as well as four of London’s eight Royal Parks. Stay tuned to find out more about the journey our runners take to prepare for this race and to find out how you can help support them!
We’re rooting for you both!
When: 14 October 2018
WHAT GIRLS CAN DO!
We’ve learned that there are no limits and no boundaries.
EMpower’s work with at-risk adolescent girls globally is long-standing. Through substantive partnerships with major foundations, girl-focused networks and collectives, and on-the-ground work with local organizations, EMpower has developed a strong knowledge base in: developing and designing girl-focused and girl-centered programs; measuring girl-focused program results; including boys in a broader vision of the role of gender.
Adolescent girls in particular often face gender barriers and discrimination with deep cultural roots. Of our more than 100 grantee partners, many strongly focus on enriching the lives of adolescent girls. Our partnerships have enabled thousands of young women to stay in school, avoid early marriage and explore nontraditional job pathways. With EMpower’s support, most of our grantee partners have adopted a “gender lens” in their approach and/or actively engage boys in their work to reduce gender bias and barriers.
Credit Suisse in the US ran a ‘Jeans Day’ in support of EMpower, raising over $2,500!
Credit Suisse employees donated to EMpower to wear jeans to work on a Friday, raising awareness and funds to support at-risk youth in EM countries. Thank you to Credit Suisse for the creative way to change lives, and to all employees who donated!
When: 23 September 2016
Who: Credit Suisse Employees
EMpower supporters are highly creative and develop their own campaigns – with sports activities, theme-focused events, or making an EMpower donation a “gift” at their wedding. Rally your friends and colleagues to join you in your goal to help at-risk youth get the opportunities they deserve. We help get you started and support your efforts.Yes! I would like to start a campaign
DATE: 6 September 2018
WHO: Alexis Habib, Anne-Marie Habib, Eva Karafiatova, Soteris Nicolaou, Joe Rouncefield, Matt Swift & Zar Werner
DATE: 29 March - 8 April
WHO: Jacqueline Chen, Jeanette Won, Robin Sitoula and Scott Tan
DATE: 23 September 2016
WHO: Credit Suisse Employees
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