Girls Gotta Run Foundation Supports Ethiopian Summer Adventures

Publisher’s Note:

Monday, June 22, 2009.

Dr. Patricia E. Ortman, a retired Women’s Studies Professor
and an artist, is the director of Girls Gotta Run Foundation.
Her organization provides new shoes for girls in Ethiopia who
are training to be runners. Here is an update from Pat:


Dr. Patricia E. Ortman

Hello! We hope you are having a fabulous summer. If you have time and
interest, you may enjoy following along or occasionally checking in on one
or both of the following blogs.

During the past year, we assisted a brilliant young woman from Occidental
College, Kayla Nolan, in designing a proposal to research the benefits of
running for Ethiopian girls and women. With it, she won a very competitive
fellowship her school offers to students to do summer research projects.
She is now visiting, getting to know, and interviewing, in depth, members
of all four of the teams for whom we provide some support, as well as
learning an enormous amount about Ethiopia in general. She arrived in
Addis Ababa on June 2 and will be there until the end of July. Although
the internet is erratic there, she is keeping a blog for anyone who wants
to follow along: click here.

This past Spring, we provided recommendations for GGRF supporter, WCA
member and full time Philadelphia middle school educator Bonnie
MacAllister in support of her application for this exciting
Fulbright-Hayes teaching fellowship program in Ethiopia. She was selected!
The group heads out on July 8 for a five week sojourn. You can follow
along here.

Meet GGRF-sponsored partners and supporters in this video.






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