Next week Janine Annett, a grade nine student in Campbell River, will be starting a 500km walk from Port Hardy to Victoria.
Her wish is that no child should be forced to live in poverty. This has been a passion of hers since she started school. Now she is in grade nine and she is doing something about it. Her walk starts in Port Hardy on April 3 and finishes in Victoria one month later on May 3. This means she will be walking about 20km a day for a month – a total of one million steps. Her goal is to raise a penny for every step she takes. The money she raises will go towards building a school in Barind Bhilo Ki, India through the organization Free the Children.
You can find out more about what she is doing and how to support her cause by visiting her facebook page A Walk For A Wish.