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Great Ethiopian Run International 10km is attracting more international charities to raise funds to their projects in Ethiopia. The last few years Orbis International and Hamlin Fistula and Vision Aid Overseas have brought bigger number of participants to our event.
See below list of our charity partners for 2015 Great Ethiopian Run, we will soon update our 2016 charity partners.

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Ethiopiaid have been working with Ethiopian charities for 25 years. We provide funding and guidance to help them complete their valuable work, from educational programmes and Fistula care to the promotion of womans welfare and community redevelopment. We only work with trusted and experienced groups who promote opportunities for local people and organisations. Over the years we have seen great success and we look forward to supporting future generations to do the same.



The team at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, which was founded by Dr Catherine Hamlin, work to treat and prevent obstetric fistula - a devastating childbirth injury. The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and its five regional hospitals treat obstetric fistula patients completely free of chargeDr Hamlin and her team have a holistic approach to treatment. She says, "we do not treat just the hole in the bladder. We treat the whole patient with love and care, literacy and numeracy classes, a new dress and money to travel home". In November two teams from Australia & the UK are travelling to Ethiopia to participate in The Great Ethiopian Run and hope to raise more than AU$150,000 & £10,000 respectively.


Link Ethiopia changes lives in Ethiopia through education. We work with some of the poorest communities to enable disadvantaged children to access quality education, through school building, resourcing and training projects. We place volunteer teachers in schools, sponsor pupils through to job creation, and we link schools between Ethiopia and the UK and other countries so young people can learn about and communicate with each other. We are passionate about this cause and we are honoured to have Haile Gebrselassie as one of our patrons. Join our team at the Great Ethiopian Run and run for education.

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Since 2008, Orbis Ireland has taken a group to take part in the Great Ethiopian Run. This is to raise vital funds for our project; to eliminate trachoma in the Gamo Gofa, Derashe and Konso regions of Ethiopia. Trachoma is hyper-endemic in this area, with up to 70% of the population affected. A scarcity of trained eye care professionals, low awareness of eye health and inadequate sanitation, all contribute to this. Orbis adopted the World Health Organization’s SAFE strategy; conducting corrective Surgery; distributing Antibiotics; raising awareness of Facial cleanliness; and improving the Environment through access to clean water and sanitation.

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Self Help Africa is an international charity that promotes and implements long-term rural development projects in Africa. The organisation works with rural communities in nine African countries – supporting farm families to grow more and earn more from their produce. Self Help Africa provides training and technical support to assist households to produce more food, diversify their crops and incomes, and access markets for their surplus produce. Self Help Africa works with local partners across its African programmes in Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso.

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Vision Aid Overseas is a charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eye care and spectacles. 670 million people around the world (nearly 10% of the world’s population) are disabled or disadvantaged because they don’t have access to eye care. Vision Aid Overseas works with volunteer Optical Professionals to share skills and take direct action to deliver life-transforming services in six countries in Africa. Since 2001, Vision Aid Overseas has sent more than 400 eye care professionals to Ethiopia, to provide eye tests and prescription spectacles and to train local people. In 2015 Vision Aid Overseas are sending a team of runners from the UK to take part in the Great Ethiopian Run as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations.


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