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100 local high schoolers walk 6 miles to support students in Tanzania

"Walk In My Shoes" challenge

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CINCINNATI - One hundred local high school students walked six miles in an event called "Walk in My Shoes".  Village Life Outreach Project (VLOP) organized this six mile challenge, to raise awareness and support for students in Tanzania. 

"Some students in Tanzania have to walk anywhere from two to three hours everyday, one way, to get to school," said Richard Elliott from VLOP.

This year, the following schools participated in the challenge: Aiken High School, Arlington Heights Academy, Finneytown High School, Gamble Montessori, Lockland High School, McAuley High School, Mt. Healthy High School, Ursaline Academy and Wyoming High School. Because of the local support, VLOP says they will be able to provide school meals to over 1200 students.

VLOP is a non-profit promoting life, health and education in Tanzania and in Cincinnati.

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