This year’s Run with a Mission Nazareth 5K, which took place on the Nazareth Motherhouse Campus on Saturday, May 20, 2023, met the goal of raising $10,000 to support the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s mission in Northeast India to offer vocational training in the computer and food industries. This mission will focus on Nongdiwah, Nongstoin, a subdivision of West Khasi Hills district Meghalaya.
Farming is the main occupation in the villages that surround Nongdiwah, and educational facilities are not easily accessible because of a lack of infrastructure and transportation. Additionally, many families here are unable to send their children to pursue higher education, meaning there is a high dropout rate.
Funding raised through the 5K will help increase access to basic computer education and catering training to help those who drop out to find quality employment opportunities. This vocational training program will create job opportunities that will improve the livelihood and living conditions of the people who live around Nongdiwah.
Environment-related programs to raise awareness of deforestation, destruction of natural resources and sustainability efforts are also planned.
Thank you to all who supported the Run With a Mission Nazareth 5K and this mission in Northeast India through their participation and fundraising.