Rio 2016: Mayada Al-Sayed, Marathon Runner
23 year old Mayada al-Sayed has chosen to represent Palestine in the gruelling Olympic marathon, despite qualifying with a fast enough time to compete in the distance race competitions. The first woman to run a marathon on the world stage for Palestine, Sayed insists that she does not have political, but only sporting aims for her country.
This International Women's Day, on March 8th 2019, host your own afternoon tea and support the legacy of extraordinary Palestinian women like the late medic, Razan al Najjar.
All funds raised will go towards our Razan al Najjar Scholarship Fund which provides training to even more paramedics in Gaza.