GGRF 5K Run in Harlem Supports Athletic Scholarships for Girls in Ethiopia

Today, 11th October, marks International Day of the Girl. (Photo: Courtesy of Girls Gotta Run Foundation)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Updated: Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

New York (TADIAS) — This week as part of the International Day of the Girl celebration, Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF) is hosting a 5K run in New York in collaboration with groups throughout NYC as well as a fundraising dinner event on Tuesday at Marcus Samuelsson’s Street Bird Restaurant in Harlem.

The Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization — which allows young and vulnerable rural girls to stay in school while pursuing their dreams of becoming athletes — was established nine years ago, and has been supporting running teams in Ethiopia. Last year the organization rolled out a new program model in Sodo and Bekoji, Ethiopia based on a three-year athletic scholarship that includes “school tuition, participation on a running team, leadership & mentoring skills, entrepreneurship and extracurricular programming around building life skills.”

The event on Tuesday is hosted by Harlem Run, Black Roses NYC and Street Bird Restaurant. “We would like to invite the NYC Ethiopian community and NYC-based Ethiopian runners to join us in this event in Harlem,” GGRF announced.


If You Go:
Meet: 7pm, Tuesday October 11th at Street Bird
(Marcus Samuelsson’s restaurant on 116th and 8th in Harlem, NYC)

Related:
In Sodo & Bekoji, New GGRF Athletic Scholarship Keeps Girls in School

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