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  Oct 11 2018

Help raise funds and awareness for girls who are empowering themselves and their communities through running and education in Ethiopia by participating the GGRF 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 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 October 11th for the International Day of the Girl, and celebrate strong girls globally.

SHARE: Share photos of your squad running the 5K. Use the hashtag #IDG5K to participate in the global pop-up 5K event.


Mission: 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.

The GGRF Athletic Scholarship Program:

GGRF programs focus on four key investment strategies for girls and their mothers: education, running, life skills, and savings and entrepreneurship.

The GGRF Athletic Scholarship is a grassroots program that integrates education, life skills, safe spaces, athletics, savings groups and entrepreneurship to holistically address the diverse challenges facing adolescent girls ages 11 to 18 and their families in Ethiopia.

Over a three-year period, GGRF helps Athletic Scholars move from primary to secondary school by addressing and providing solutions for the diverse challenges girls face in moving into higher levels of education. Upon completing this three-year intensive investment period, GGRF provides program alumni with academic support to complete their education up to grade 10, the academic year in which they can formally enter the job market in Ethiopia.

In addition, GGRF invests in the girl’s future and that of her family by including her mother in entrepreneurship and savings group programming. For more information abotu this program and GGRF's work in Ethiopia visit

Posted by Girls Gotta Run Foundation