BENEFITING: Girls Gotta Run Foundation
EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2015
International Day of the Girl 5K Run - October 11th, 2015
UPDATE: Thanks to your incredible support, we reached our $3,000 fundraising goal! We are raising our goal to $3,500 until the end of the week. These funds will go towards providing another three-year Athletic Scholarship for a strong girl in Ethiopia. Thank you for sharing and contributing to this campaign!
Help raise funds and awareness for girls who are empowering themselves and their communities through running and education in Ethiopia by participating our IDG 5K pop-up run! Every dollar donated will go towards providing Athletic Scholarships for girls in Ethiopia. Here's how to contribute to and be part of this global movement celebrating and investing in strong girls:
REGISTER: Grab two (or more!) of your friends and register for the IDG Pop-Up 5K event by contributing $25 each towards providing Athletic Scholarships for girls in Ethiopia.
RUN: Run a 5K with your friends on Sunday, October 11th, the International Day of the Girl, and celebrate strong girls globally.
SHARE: Share photos of your squad running the 5K and enter to win some free swag. Use the hashtag #IDG5K to participate in the global pop-up 5K event.
About Girls Gotta Run Foundation:
Girls Gotta Run Foundation invests in girls who use running and education to empower themselves and their communities. GGRF is the only non-profit organization in Ethiopia using the national sport of running as an innovative approach to creating safe spaces, ending child marriage and expanding access to secondary school for vulnerable girls.
About our Athletic Scholarship Program:
The GGRF Athletic Scholarship is a 3 year program that provides girls with scholarships to attend school, to complete our extra curricular life skills, mentoring, leadership and entrepreneurial courses, and to participate on the GGRF running team. Each Athletic Scholar receives the following:
• Full scholarship to attend secondary school, including healthcare for student and her mom, daily meals, uniform, books, tutoring, access to school clubs and library, showers and space to wash clothes on the weekend.
• Completion of the GGRF/Center for Creative Leadership Life Skills Curriculum developed to create safe spaces for girls and provide experiential learning modules on family planning, financial literacy, HIV/AIDS awareness, nutrition, healthy relationships, leadership, and creative expression.
• Running clothes, shoes and healthy snacks for the year
• Entrance and transportation to Ethiopian races throughout the year
• Oversight of a coach and running mentor
At present we work with 55 girls in 5th – 8th grades running in two different athletic teams, one with 35 girls at the Abba Pascal Girls School in Sodo, Ethiopia and one with 20 girls being implemented this Fall with a public school in Bekoji, Ethiopia.
The teams meet three times a week (Monday, Thursday and Saturday) after school and in the morning on Saturday. During the school week, girls attend class, attend the 60-90 minute long practice after school and receive a snack. On Saturday, the girls meet for two hours in the morning. One hour is spent doing athletic training and the second hour is spent eating a meal as a team and conducting the life skills workshop for the week.
GGRF Athletic Scholars complete the GGRF/CCL life-skills program after one school year and continue to be scholarship recipients for the remaining two years. In the second year of programming, GGRF Athletic Scholars complete leadership and peer education workshops and in the final year of the scholarship, GGRF Athletic Scholars and their families complete business and financial literacy trainings to help them start or enhance their own business which enables them to support themselves after graduating from the GGRF Program.