How Can You Help?
Get your organization to donate for our charity campaign; we will publicize your organization's support on Capital News Paper and our Website.
Individual participants raise funds by taking sponsorship forms from our office and collecting pledge from friends and family members (read incentives for your contribution on the flier attached above). You can raise money individually even if you are not running. If you are interested, download sponsorship form here.
Great Ethiopian Run keeps few t-shirts for participants who wish to take part in the race but missed the registration and sells each t-shirt at 350 Birr. (Proceeds after tax from the extra t-shirt fee goes to the Campaign).
This year's beneficiary organizations are:
1. The Muday Association
Helping Ethiopia's most vulnerable, one life at a time.
Fifteen years ago, the impoverished neighborhood of Kotebe, Addis Ababa Ethiopia was about to be changed forever. A profit-making business was converted to a charitable organisation by a local Samaritan teacher Muday Mitiku. Muday was motivated to take action after she saw the obstacles to learning faced by the students in her school. They did not have enough food. They were being forced to leave school early and beg for their families because their mothers were survivors of terrible abuse, or were HIV/AIDS positive, or homeless and living as prostitutes. Muday's actions transformed the lives of so many children. Today, Muday Charity Association supports 739 children in the charity's own compound and in their homes. One of them is four-year-old Yesuneh, a blind autistic child with hydrocephalus. He spent the early years of his life locked in a dark room with very little human contact. He is now being cared for by the Muday Association, receiving health care, nutrition and most importantly, love.
• 500 birr will cover one month of food, shelter and education for one child (equivalent to 16.68 birr/day). 3,000 birr will cover 6 months of full expenses for one child.
2. Reay Leteweled
Sponsor a Child, Sponsor a Generation
This organisation also helps needy, orphaned and vulnerable children, many of whom have had to work for a living or beg to find food for themselves and their siblings. These children carry a heavy burden at home of caring for younger siblings because their parents are too sick or too busy to provide for them. Reay Leteweled is trying to help these children stay in school by providing food, education materials and uniform. Currently, the organisation is helping 341 children in primary schools.
3. Gambela Region Women and Children Affairs Office
The GWCAO is a government organisation aiming to promote gender equality and wellbeing of children and women. Its mission is to provide training and education to avoid the harmful traditional practices that affect the lives of women and children, and to create opportunities for them while at the same time caring for children in difficult situations. It also works to build the capacity of the institutions that are supporting women and children.
4. Sebeta GeteSemani Bete Denagel Tebabat Nunnery
In 1961 Empress Menen donated a palace to be run as an orphanage by Orthodox Christian nuns. The nunnery opened with 25 orphans cared for by five nuns. Today the nunnery looks after 200 children, and over the past fifty years has given help and support to over 1,250 children. In the past the orphanage has generated its own income to feed the children in its care but now is seeking support from various individuals and institutions to meet the needs of a larger group of children. The orphanage has constructed an elementary school and established a skills training centre. Children supported by the orphanage have taken different technical training and some of them have secured jobs and are now supporting their own families. The nunnery is running a national child sponsorship programme to increase the number of children it can support.
• It only costs 400 birr a month / 4,800 birr a year to care for a child. Please extend your helping hands.
Great Ethiopian Run would like to thank all its partner organizations and individuals for supporting this noble cause and help to make a difference. Great Ethiopian Run would also like to say a special thank you for Knarvikmila team, our partner from Norway.Knarvikmila has been supporting our official fundraising campaign each year.