What is Walk My Way?

Walk My Way gives you the chance to join with friends and family in a walking challenge so that children in some of the poorest countries in the world can access a better future.

You can make a difference:

Why Walk My Way?

Walk My Way commenced in 2017 as a way for Australians to support refugee children in East Africa and Myanmar to access education. For just $26 it is possible to help a refugee child to go to school for a whole year! The walk is also a poignant reminder of the journey that children and families often take when they flee conflict or disaster.

Walk My Way events have been held across the country from Perth to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin. They are a fun way to gather in community and reach out in love to some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

In recent years, communities have also used Walk My Way to raise awareness and support for humanitarian aid and development projects that they are passionate about... for example, the earthquake response in Turkiye/Syria and flooding in Myanmar. So while the standard Walk My Way event focusses on supporting refugee children, it is possible to focus on other areas of need.

Regardless of why you walk... when you register you’ll automatically create a personal fundraising page to share with your family and friends. Your family, friends and colleagues can donate any amount they like to support you.

Help Refugee children step into education...

Just $26 helps to provide...

  • Teacher
  • Textbooks
  • Table

...for refugee children in East Africa and Myanmar.

So, encourage your supporters to choose $26 (or multiples of $26!) as a per kilometre incentive... this also happens to be $1 per child in an averaged size Australian class (compared to 90+ children per class in a refugee camp!)

ALWS takes your support there through local partners like our LWF team (Lutheran World Federation) and the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees).

Want to know more? Check out our FAQs

Walk My Way is a unique opportunity to reflect on where we’ve come from, how blessed we’ve been, and help those who need us now.

Let’s step out so refugee children can step IN to school!

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