Cross Country Raises Nearly $4,600 for Cheptigit Primary School

By Jared Verner published March 6, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's cross country team raised nearly $4,600 for the Cheptigit Primary School in Kaptagat, Kenya, in last Friday's Kenyan Dinner Night at The Grace Place Church in Colorado Springs. The funds will be used to provide seven new teachers for a calendar year.

The funds will increase the number of teachers at Cheptigit from 11 to 18 for the 500 students enrolled, and will lower the number of students per teacher from 46 to 28. The monthly wage for a teacher is $47.

The dinner was inspired after a trip to Kenya by Head Coach Mark Misch and student-athletes Luke Dakin, Rob Scrivner and David Marino during the winter break. The members of the trip are working to create a variety of fundraisers to support the school by creating ways to permanently maintain the number of new teachers and to create scholarship funds for students to continue education past primary school.

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