"RUNNING FOR A CAUSE"
Great Ethiopian Run, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been using its flagship event, the Great Ethiopian Run 10km International, to support people in need in our community. Our official “Running for a Cause” fundraising campaign serves as the platform to collect donations. Last year we have raised over 1.6 million birr which made the total fund raised in the last five years to over 7.1 Million birr. This year, we have set a fundraising target of 1.7 Million Birr. Great Ethiopian Run has supported financially and promoted the work of different organizations working with vulnerable children, women and the elderly.
The 2018 list of Beneficieries for the 18th Edition of the TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run
1. Sele Enat Mahber:
Sele Enat Mahiber (SEM), is an indigenous, not for profit, child focused, non-governmental organization founded in 2002 G.C, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“Sele Enat Mahiber” works with orphaned and vulnerable children and support single mothers to be economically self-supportive.
The mission of the organization is to alleviate the unbearable suffering and unnecessary loss of life of orphaned children by providing them with their basic needs while keeping them in the community where possible; arranging and connecting families for those who do not have close kin; and building the economic independence of women, heads of households, by providing financial support and loans for income generating schemes, counseling and training on small scale trades, enabling them to provide better future for their children.
2. Joyful Life
Love is the key that opens the door of hope; so that life may once again be joyful. Joyful life is a non-profit organization that works with children from age 4-15 which are economically and physically deprived of their childhood. They work to produce educated, self-disciplined and fruitful children who will grow up to be the leaders of tomorrow. Currently, the association is working to include more children with different types of disability.
3. Ethiopian Diabetic Association
Ethiopian Diabetic Association was established in 1984 to create awareness to our community about diabetics and to help children with diabetes that were unable to afford the medicine. The association currently works for diabetes prevention, education, care and treatment. Type 1 diabetes among children is increasing in many counties, particularly in children under the age of 15. People with type 1 diabetes are dependent on everyday insulin injections for survival. It is a chronic condition with no cure so far.
Children with type 1 diabetes in many parts of Ethiopia do not have access to insulin or basic medical supplies even as little as syringes because they are not affordable and not readily available and children with diabetes are considered as a financial burden.
4.Addis Ababa City Women’s Association
AAWA is a non-profit and non-government registered gender-based association aiming at empowering women in social, political and economic spheres in Addis Ababa. The association provide temporary shelter service for vulnerable gender-based violence (GBN) survivors. They provide rehabilitation from the trauma, protection of their human rights, lodging, food, medical and psychosocial support, legal support and re-integration. In the past 3 years, 545 survivors were helped among whom 32 were male children.