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For participating in 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Our story…

Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC) empowers rural young women through education, provides opportunities for their personal and career development, and further identifies and trains a new generation of women leaders.

EGRC welcomes you to join and support our Scotiabank Toronto Marathon team as we work together to support young women complete their education and open their lives to new opportunities. 

Visit our website to learn more about EGRC and the impact of our work

About Educating Girls of Rural China:

Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC) was established in Canada in 2005 by Chinese Canadian Founder Ching Tien, with the belief that educated women have educated children, educating women is a fundamental way to lift people out of poverty, close the gender gap and build better societies for all.

 In 16 years, EGRC has provided financial sponsorship and emotional support to 1400 girls and young women from rural regions of Western China, mainly living in Gansu Province, to receive a secondary and post-secondary education. EGRC sponsored students have achieved over 99% graduation rate. EGRC’s work has been supported by a wide range of individuals, organizations and businesses, both internationally and in China.

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Team members

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Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Oct 13 Anonymous Best wishes! Undisclosed amount
Oct 10 Hong Yu Go Annie!!! Run for a great cause! $25.00
Oct 10 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Sep 25 Rico Ruilei Liu $100.00
Sep 14 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Aug 28 Anonymous $100.00
Aug 26 Ting Liu $25.00