July 6 & 7, Bruce Main will be joined by UrbanPromise International staff and supporters to paddle a 45-foot OC6 outrigger canoe down the Delaware River to ensure that kids in Malawi and Uganda will have the opportunity to attend summer camp. The 50-mile paddle starts in Trenton, NJ and spans for two days, with a finish in Wilmington, DE. The Philadelphia Dragon Boat Association and the Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club will partner with UrbanPromise to provide boats and expertise for the event.
There are many challenges facing youth in Malawi including food shortages, lack of educational opportunities, early marriage, and the effects of the HIV/Aids pandemic. UrbanPromise International's ministries seek to offer holistic support to over 3000 children each year through after-school programs, tuition-free schools, and summer camps. Our camps provide spaces for children to engage in creative arts, explore new places, play games, and be mentored by caring staff.