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10—30 September 2021
The last year has reminded us all that time is precious and that every single minute counts. After all, we have learnt not to take for granted the time we get to spend with loved ones. The time we get to do the things we love. The time we get to support someone who might need it the most.
Through mothers2mothers’ (m2m) new challenge you can make your time count again by getting your family, friends, and colleagues to sponsor you for donating your own minutes to m2m Mentor Mothers—the 1,800 amazing women living with HIV employed as frontline healthcare workers and mentors across sub-Saharan Africa.
All you need to do is donate a set amount of your own minutes and fundraise for m2m Mentor Mothers in your own time, in your own way. You can choose from three time commitments, which can be either taken on as an individual or as a team (workplace or family), and you can spread them over the 20 days of the challenge, from 10—30 September 2021, or do them all in one go, whatever suits you!
Join this exciting new challenge, wherever or however you want to!
In 15 minutes, a Mentor Mother could run a play group corner session for children aged 0-5 years old.
In these sessions, our youngest clients can play with a variety of educational toys, while their parents learn about vital topics including the importance of play in development, positive discipline, nutrition, and how to make toys to keep their child stimulated with materials available in their home.
In 30 minutes, a Mentor Mother could provide lifesaving emotional and health support, as well as friendly reassurance to a new expectant mother who has recently been diagnosed with HIV, by drawing on her own shared experiences.
This can be the first step on the path to good health for the mother, and an HIV-free future for her unborn child.
In 60 minutes, a Mentor Mother could offer a safe space for an adolescent girl to be educated on her health rights and choices, helping ensure she is equipped with the tools and knowledge she needs to make informed decisions about her future.
Why? Because your minutes can change someone’s life.
Your minutes can ensure Mentor Mothers can be with women and girls at the moment they need it most. They can change the life of an expectant or new mother who wants to ensure her baby is born HIV-free. They can set that baby up for success as he or she grows into a healthy, well-developed child. They can support adolescent girls and young women to make important health and life choices.
Make your time count through m2m’s new challenge. Get your family, friends, and colleagues to sponsor you for donating your own minutes to m2m’s Mentor Mothers.
So what are you waiting for? Fundraise by standing shoulder-to-shoulder with m2m Mentor Mothers, while doing the things you love....
*Exchange rate information correct as of 25th May 2021.
*Exchange rate information correct as of 25th May 2021.
In response to COVID-19, in 2020 Mentor Mothers spent 1,604,970 minutes engaging with clients via smartphones.
The Minutes for Mentor Mothers challenge lasts for 20 days from the 10th- 30th September.
All you need to do is donate a set amount of minutes and then fundraise for m2m in your own time, in your own way. You can choose from three time commitments which will vary in difficulty, which can be either taken on as an individual or as a team (workplace or family team), and spread them over the 20 days of the challenge between 10th – 30th September, or do them all in one go, whatever suits you! These will be broken down as follows-
• 15mins/day for 20 days = 300mins
• 30mins/day for 20 days = 600mins
• 60mins/day for 20 days = 1,200mins
You can change your challenge at any point, just let your friends, family and colleagues know so they can support you every step of the way.
Share your training updates and photos on social media to encourage your friends and family to support your fundraising. We will be featuring your creative participation ideas on our social media so be sure to use #MinutesMatter and tag @mothers2mothers on Instagram and Linked In or @mothers2mothersintl on Facebook.
All donations made in GBP, USD, CAD, ZAR and AUD will be taken in local currency, they will then be converted and included in the totaliser and leaderboards.
Payments made in any other currencies will be converted at the time of the transaction and will appear in your bank statements in GBP, the conversion rate at time of purchase, will be applied. These donations will still be included in the totaliser and leaderboards once conversions have been applied.
You can register for Minutes for Mentor Mothers online here.
he Minutes for Mentor Mothers challenge is hosted by GivePenny. Once you have signed up online, you’ll be directed to your fundraising page. Once here, you can customise your page, connect to Strava to track your minutes or if you’d prefer not to connect, you can simply update your minutes manually. Then, all that’s left to do is share with friends and family to encourage them to track your progress and cheer you on by sponsoring you.
Once you’ve registered, you can link your GivePenny fundraising page to the fitness tracking app. Strava is free to download if you do not have an account already. Information on how you can do this is here.
Come back to this page on the 10th September for the Official Launch Party, which will be live streamed to the video box above.
Yes definitely. Anyone under the age of 16 will need an adult to register for them. Once they have signed up, the profile photo and name on the fundraising page can be added for the child and they can continue to fundraise from it. Please note, we will only communicate with the adult regarding the event.
As little or as much as you need to reach your goal! Training can be a great way to boost your fundraising.
Come back to this page for the Official Finish Line Party, which will be live streamed to the video box above.
* These pictures were taken prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The best things in my job are seeing babies test HIV-negative, and women and families who are empowered to get the healthcare they need.”
Relebohile Leoatha is a Site Coordinator in Lesotho who has worked at m2m for seven years.