Running to make a difference

TWO Melbourne Jewish girls are running more than 800 kilometres to make a difference for a children’s home in India.

King David School graduate Jess Obel and Leibler Yavneh College graduate Tayla Steckoll have come together to raise money for the Jaly Home in Pondicherry, India, to upgrade its facilities.

The orphanage provides education and support to the underprivileged, financially poor and people with both physical and mental challenges.

“They’re not living in the conditions they were in on the streets, but it’s not good,” Obel told The AJN.

After visiting the orphanage earlier this year, the girls have set $2000 as their fundraising goal via a running challenge which started a fortnight ago. A team of eight girls will run 10 kilometres every week for two months and raise funds for the Indian orphanage.

Read the article by Daniel Shandler in the Australian Jewish News.