MOVE4MONA by Shiva

Shiva Riddell



Education transforms lives and communities. Let’s move and make a difference!

During the pandemic, Mona Foundation remains committed to supporting their 19 partners in 12 countries to fight COVID-19, serve their communities, and continue educating their students by whatever means available including cell phones, WhatsApp, and online instruction.

Please consider sponsoring my virtual run/walk 5K challenge in support of the Mona Foundation and contribute to my campaign. 100% of every dollar collected will help change a life and ultimately transform a community. You can also choose to join the challenge yourself.

While the pandemic has changed our lives, let’s remember 2020 as the year that we, in turn, changed a child’s life for the better. Let’s #Move4Mona!


Mona supports 49 one-room schools in urban slums and remote villages around Lucknow, India that have no running water or sanitation and where a family of 8-10 members often live in a make-shift hut with their animals. Needs are:

  • Masks for 2,600 children x 8 masks @ $0.25 each = $5,200
  • Soap: 2,600 children x 2 soaps @ $1 each = $5,200
  • Food for 1,600 families – grain distribution at a cost of $5.59 per family of four per month = $8,944
  • Cell phones and access to the internet for a teacher to teach 5 to 10 children in their neighborhood: $250/year

About Mona Foundation

We support grassroots initiatives that provide education to all children, increase opportunities for women and girls, and emphasize service to the community.

The schools that we support serve marginalized communities globally. They focus on academic excellence, fine arts and character education to develop capable, ethical, and altruistic leaders who contribute to the betterment of their families, communities, and ultimately their nation.  In 2017 we supported the education of 258,000 students, teacher and parents in 18 projects in 10 countries.

We focus our support on these three areas:

  1. Access – We work with local organizations who know best how to meet the needs of their communities through providing access to education by building classrooms or providing scholarships.
  2. Empower Women & Girls – We believe that empowering women has multiplier effects and benefits all.  Women spend 90% of their earned income on their family and directly impact the economic growth of their communities.
  3. Teacher Training – We emphasize and support teacher training to ensure a high quality of learning and commitment to service.

Visit our website to learn more.

$1256 Raised

On average $50 keeps a student in school for one month

donation period has ended

167% $750


Recent Donations:

  • Alcro Family Fund $50
  • Kara Partovi 50
  • Anonymous 51.28
  • Erin Long 50.00
  • Geri Custodio 25.00
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  • Lisa Hovde 50.00
  • Cindy Williamson 25.00
  • Parivash Khajavi 100
  • Parivash Khajavi $100
  • Simin Rahmany 100 $
  • Rebekah Brooks 50.00
  • Tiffany Hansen 100.00
  • LORI MONLUX 100.00
  • Elana Shippen 50.00
  • Christopher Jacobs 50
  • Iyoko Okano 20.00
  • Chris Jacobs $20
  • Nadia Akrami 200.00
  • Anne Jenkins 20.00
  • Neda Bolduc 20