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Friday
Jan132017

Whole Foods Releases Limited Edition Coffee in Support of GGRF

Now through February 28th, the Ethiopia Reserve Rocko Mountain medium-dark roast coffee supporting GGRF is available at Whole Foods Market stores. As part of this special offering, Allegro Coffee will make a $10,000 donation to GGRF through their Origin Direct Grant Program!

Thank you to Allegro Coffee for choosing GGRF as their Origin Direct grant recipient. We are so proud to partner with Addis ExporterFalcon Coffees, Allegro Coffee Company and Whole Foods Market to bring you quality Ethiopian coffee that invests in the GGRF Athletic Scholars.

We hope you enjoy this coffee knowing that from tree to cup, you are investing in sustainable development, ethical business practices and the power of girls to transform their lives and communities. Grab a bag today at any Whole Foods store nationwide or at Allegro Coffee's online store and let us know what you think!

Thursday
Nov032016

VSCO Presents BEKOJI Exhibit in Collaboration with GGRF

VSCO presents: BEKOJI - an exhibition by Knox Robinson, Joel Wolpert, and Kent Andreasen

VSCO, 31 West 27th Street, 10th Floor 
November 03 2016 
6 — 9pm

On Thursday November 03, VSCO presents BEKOJI — an experiential storytelling project curated by writer, runner, and coach Knox Robinson that weaves text, photography, film, and installation to consider the life of young women using the inspiration of world class running to escape the cycle of poverty in rural Ethiopia. The work explores running as a source of personal creativity for the young women; as a flashpoint for designing and realizing a self-empowered future — and as an avenue for reaffirming their human rights and redefining gender roles in the process. 
The presentation at VSCO’s New York space features a studio installation of a film by Joel Wolpert and a photography essay by Kent Andreasen shown in large scale format. Robinson will perform a reading and stage a Q&A on Bekoji with Kayla Nolan of Girls Gotta Run Foundation, the only charity operating in Ethiopia that provides academic and athletic scholarships for young women in the country. Catering of classic Ethiopian fare and a traditional coffee ceremony will be provided by Philipos Mengistu of NYC’s iconic Queen of Sheba restaurant.
Tuesday
Oct112016

3 Ways to Celebrate the International Day of the Girl with GGRF

VISIT THE GGRF PROGRAM IN SODO, ETHIOPIA FROM WHERE YOU ARE

In celebration of the International Day of the Girl, we invite you to get to know the stories of the GGRF Athletic Scholars in a new way. Thanks toGetty ImagesLean InInspired Storytellers and Photographer Joshua Kristal, the GGRF Athletic Scholars are able to give a 360 degree perspective of what their lives are like in Sodo, Ethiopia.

Sit in their classrooms, have a coffee with their families and stretch after practice with the GGRF Athletic Scholars by visiting the immersive Run with Us 360 video website built with Getty Images' first ever Lean In Grant for women and girls.

RUN WITH GGRF FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

Join GGRF in raising funds and awareness for girls who are empowering themselves and their communities through running and education in Ethiopia by participating in our IDG 5K Pop-Up Run! Every dollar donated will go towards providing Athletic Scholarships for girls in Ethiopia.

REGISTER: Grab your crew and register for the IDG Pop-Up 5K event by contributing $25 each towards providing Athletic Scholarships for girls in Ethiopia.

RUN: Run a 5K with your friends October 8th-11th in celebration of the International Day of the Girl.

SHARE: Share photos of your squad running the 5K and enter to win some free swag. Use the hashtag #IDG5K to participate in the global pop-up 5K event and tell us what you #RunFor.

Happy International Day of the Girl from all of us at GGRF! Let's make today more than a hashtag by taking local action with global impact in support of girls.

Tuesday
Sep272016

Back to School with Girls Gotta Run

Only 16% of girls attend secondary school in Ethiopia.

Thanks to your support, the GGRF Athletic Scholars are changing this statistic and starting a new school year in Ethiopia this month. Here's how you can help ensure that the girls have everything they need to excel in school and on the track this year:

RUN WITH GGRF FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

Join us in raising funds and awareness for girls who are empowering themselves and their communities through running and education in Ethiopia by participating in our IDG 5K Pop-Up Run! Every dollar donated will go towards providing Athletic Scholarships for girls in Ethiopia.

REGISTER: Grab your crew and register for the IDG Pop-Up 5K event by contributing $25 each towards providing Athletic Scholarships for girls in Ethiopia.

RUN: Run a 5K with your friends October 8th-11th in celebration of the International Day of the Girl.

SHARE: Share photos of your squad running the 5K and enter to win some free swag. Use the hashtag #IDG5K to participate in the global pop-up 5K event and tell us what you #RunFor.

INVEST IN GGRF'S ATHLETIC SCHOLARS

Become a GGRF Athletic Scholarship Sponsor and connect with the girls we work with in a meaningful and transformative way. $600/year or $50/month provides a girl and her family with everything they need to build a resilient and inspired future:

• Full scholarship to attend secondary school including healthcare for the student and her mother, daily meals, uniform, books, writing materials, tutoring, access to school clubs and library, showers and space to wash clothes on a weekend. 
• Completion of the GGRF/Center for Creative Leadership Life Skills Curriculum. 
• Running gear, shoes and healthy snacks for the year. 
• Entrance and transportation to Ethiopian races throughout the year. 
• Oversight of a coach and academic mentor 
• Entrepreneurship training and access to savings group for mothers of Athletic Scholars

Contact kayla@girlsgottarun.org to learn more about becoming an Athletic Scholarship Sponsor today.

Wednesday
Jun012016

Celebrate #GlobalRunningDay with GGRF and BBC Africa

Happy ‪#‎GlobalRunningDay‬! To celebrate, take a peak at what it was like for BBC Africa to go for a run with the Girls Gotta Run Foundation Athletic Scholars in Bekoji, Ethiopia:http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36422173