Running for a Cause
Running for a Cause is the official fundraising campaign of the 2017 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run and is raising funds in support of 4 selected beneficiaries. The beneficiaries are working with children, women and the elderly. The campaign works in partnership with Ethiopia's Ministry of Women and Children and the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia.
Our Campaign started in 2005. Until now 32 organisations have benefitted to the tune of 9.9 million birr (more than $300,000). Our target this year is to raise 1,600,000 birr.
Thank you to all those individuals and organisations who have worked hard this year to support our campaign. We will announce the total funds raised shortly.
This year's beneficiary organizations
1. Eneredada Elder People Association
- Supports 514 elders and 1,568 grandchildren.
- by engaging the able-bodied ones in to their own income generating activities with provision of startup money and the needed trainings. And help those that were bedridden by going to door to door.
Only 500 Birr to cover all costs of 1 elder for 45 days.
2. Association for Women’s Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD)
- Works with abused women and children.
- runs safe houses for women and girls who are survivors of violence. They have rehabilitated over 4,000 women and girls since 2006G.C. also help the abused girls with the legal cases against the against their perpetrators,
3. Oromia Region Children Care Association
- Help children that were cast aside by or lost their parents, children who run away from home, children who returned from their adoptive parents either from here or abroad, street kids and abused children helped 63 children since they were established in 2016.
4. Elshadai Relief & Development Association
- cares for orphans and street children and women
- raised over 900 orphaned children
- facilitated 72,047 street children to return to their homes from Addis Ababa and continue with their education since founded in 1989.
Helped 6,650 mothers and children in the 9 regions by giving them training and engaging in work.
Great Ethiopian Run would like to thank all its partner organizations and particularly the Knarvikmila team from Norway who have been supporting our fundraising campaign for the past ten year.
Supporters of Running for a cause