• Girls Gotta Run Foundation

Several weeks ago we revealed our CreateGoodCoffee initiative which is our way of bringing more focus back to origin. Our first partner in this initiative is the Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF). GGRF uses Ethiopia’s national sport of running to help end child marriage, provide access to secondary school and invest in vulnerable girls and their families. It’s hard to do justice to all the amazing work and life change which GGRF has already done in Ethiopia through their 9 different programs, so we’ve highlighted a few to give you a taste of who it is we are supporting.


Girls Gotta Run – Programs

GGRF currently has two different Athletic Scholarship programs which focus on supporting at-risk girls and their families. Their Athletic Scholarship program is a local, grassroots program which works with girls and their families to identify and reduce challenges they might face in moving to higher levels of education. This three-year program teaches life skills and athletics while incorporating education, savings groups and entrepreneurship for Ethiopian girls and their families. These scholarship programs are currently based in Bekoji and Sodo.

Girls Gotta Run Foundation

In addition to their own Athletic Scholarship programs, GGRF has supported Simien Girl Runners team as well as Team Naftech and Team Tesfa which are running teams providing their female athletes with the opportunities to train and compete in Ethiopia. These teams offer counselling, mentorship and education to name only a few of the benefits of participating. Over the years GGRF has supported these teams, they’ve grown and developed into even greater opportunities for girls from the local communities.

Scholarship programs

GGRF currently has two different Athletic Scholarship programs which focus on supporting at-risk girls and their families. Their Athletic Scholarship program is a local, grassroots program which works with girls and their families to identify and reduce challenges they might face in moving to higher levels of education. This three-year program teaches life skills and athletics while incorporating education, savings groups and entrepreneurship for Ethiopian girls and their families. These scholarship programs are currently based in Bekoji and Sodo.

In addition to their own Athletic Scholarship programs, GGRF has supported Simien Girl Runners team as well as Team Naftech and Team Tesfa which are running teams providing their female athletes with the opportunities to train and compete in Ethiopia. These teams offer counselling, mentorship and education to name only a few of the benefits of participating. Over the years GGRF has supported these teams, they’ve grown and developed into even greater opportunities for girls from the local communities.

Get Involved!

32 Cup is donating 5 Euro cents/kg from our fresh arrival Ethiopian microlots (Wolichu Wachu, Adado, Nano Challa, Biftu Gudina, Duromina, Boji) to go directly back to Girls Gotta Run Foundation and the many programs they support. We also want to provide you with the opportunity to give additional contributions and we have committed to match anything you choose to give up to 5 Euro cents per kilogram.  If you want to give more, or even want to set up your own fundraiser for GGRF and its partners, let us know and we will find a way to help!

 

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