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Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF

by Girls Gotta Run Foundation
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF
Accelerate into the New School Year with GGRF

Summary

This September, help the GGRF Athletic Scholars in Ethiopia get back to school! We're raising $30,000 to invest in 120 girls in the Mecca of running in Ethiopia - Bekoji. Your investment will help fund a full year program that integrates education, life skills, safe spaces, athletics, savings groups & entrepreneurship to holistically address the challenges facing girls. Join Jason & Trent on their journey to running the NYC Marathon & empower 120 women & girls to achieve their goals with GGRF.

$591.56
total raised
14
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

The majority of girls in Ethiopia are unable to move from primary to secondary school and higher levels of education. Our girls face many challenges: financial barriers, early marriage, malnutrition, hygiene, and access to a safe, quality education. As a result, only 48% enroll in grades 5-8, 20% enroll in grades 9-10 and 5% enroll in grades 11-12. The limited levels of education that girls are able to complete in Ethiopia negatively impacts their future income generation and decision making.

Solution

GGRF uses a culturally appropriate, collaborative and innovative impact model to expand educational, entrepreneurial and social opportunities for our girls. Our program model is the first of it's kind in Ethiopia. GGRF identifies high potential girls in high risk circumstances and invests in their capacity as change-makers in Ethiopia. GGRF invests in girls during adolescence, when they are most vulnerable to dropping out of school, entering early marriage and succumbing to the cycle of poverty.

Long-Term Impact

Change starts with girls. GGRF uses a culturally appropriate, collaborative and innovative impact model to expand educational, entrepreneurial and social opportunities for girls in Ethiopia. GGRF Athletic Scholars complete higher levels of education, avoid life-changing dangers, gain critical skills and knowledge needed to make informed decisions, develop a network of like-minded peers, enhance their sense of personal agency, and gain the tools needed to build a better future for themselves.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.girlsgottarun.org
Refinery29 - Changing Girls' Lives Through Running

Organization Information

Girls Gotta Run Foundation

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
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Twitter: @girlsgottarun?lang=en
Project Leader:
Kayla Nolan
Washington, DC United States

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