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Unicef UK ADMIN August 17, 2009
'Step into the Night' and join our sponsored Night Walks in Manchester and London to raise funds to help children in Rwanda get an education.

Over a million children in Rwanda are missing out on an education – the walks aim to raise funds to help them get back to school.

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Calling all Londoners and Mancunians: join us on 4th September and take one small step into the night to help thousands of children in Rwanda take a great leap towards a brighter future.

Barclays and UNICEF have joined forces to organise Step into the Night, a 10-mile sponsored night walk which will take place simultaneously in London and Manchester. The walks will help raise money to support children in Rwanda in gaining an education.

During the 1994 genocide, more than 600 primary schools were destroyed and 3,000 teachers were killed or forced to flee. If 2,000 people walk in both London and Manchester, each raising one penny for every step taken, their contribution could help construct eight new schools.

The walk is a 10-mile circular route, taking in the sights and sounds of the cities by night. Check out the route maps to see where we’ll take you. There’ll be entertainment and refreshments at the starting line, to send you on your way.

Please pledge your support for children in Rwanda and join us on Friday 4th September.

We’re asking walkers to raise all they can to ensure as much money as possible can help support UNICEF’s work in Rwanda.

Once you have signed up at , start fundraising by setting up your justgiving page, register at

“UNICEF and Barclays are working hard to provide greater opportunities for children in Rwanda and with your help, we will provide the facilities and teachers to improve the numbers of children enrolling in school and completing their studies. By signing up today, you too can support us in ensuring that many more children in Rwanda realise their right to education.”
UNICEF Executive Director, David Bull

**Step into the Night is part of Building Young Futures, a partnership between UNICEF and Barclays which, over the next three years, will help vulnerable young people across the world improve their lives through access to education, employment and opportunities for entrepreneurship. The £5 million partnership focuses on helping children and young adults acquire the skills and opportunities they need to realise their full potential.

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