Madagascar Connect, a project of CultureConnect, invites you to participate in our 2nd Annual Fall Lemur Run!
a project of CultureConnect, invites you to participate in our
2nd Annual Fall Lemur Run!
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Rhinebeck High School
5K race: 8:30am check in
“Sifaka Hop” children’s race: 9:00am check in
Register online at cultureconnectrbk.org under “events”
Awards given to winners of women’s, men’s and kid’s races.
T-shirts, snacks, drinks and more will be sold at the event.
CultureConnect prepares youth to interact with their local and global communities with intelligence, compassion and cultural competence. In the summer of 2017, CultureConnect sent five student ambassadors to Madagascar for the first time. While there, students stayed at Centre ValBio research station and worked with three villages, teaching English to help artisans effectively sell their work to the English-speaking tourist community. The students also worked with an organization, Zara Aina, which aims to confront the lack of educational opportunities facing children in Madagascar by providing a holistic learning model using theater and dance to enable them to recognize their full potential. Our goal is to create enduring connections between our community and communities in Madagascar. We are raising money to support the next ambassador trip.
A dinner and presentation on the 2017 summer trip will held this winter.