We are pleased to announce that as part of #GivingTuesday 2020, Good for Girls will match all funds raised for the Girls Gotta Run Foundation’s Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund (up to their goal of $1500). All proceeds go towards supporting the athletic scholars and their families in this difficult time. Read more below for how the funds will be used.
This is a critical time to support girls and women in Ethiopia. As COVID-19 forces millions of children out of school worldwide, the rising drop-out rates will disproportionately affect adolescent girls. This will only exacerbate gender gaps in education and lead to increased risk of sexual exploitation, early and unintended pregnancy, and child, early and forced marriage.
Help GGRF and our local partners provide the resources and information families need to stay safe, healthy, and financially resilient.
- Increased Access to Hygiene Facilities and Materials: Increased provision of soap, access to safe hygiene facilities, and disbursement of sanitary pads. Local public health officers are present during the distribution of hygiene materials to provide awareness on how to protect oneself and one’s community during this outbreak.
- Free Lunches and Snacks: GGRF students will have access to our lunch program throughout the duration of school closures.
- Savings Groups: The GGRF Savings Groups provide access to the groups’ collective savings as well as grants and loans that are of critical importance at this time. All members will be able to access these resources at this time while observing best practices in social distancing.
- Medical Subsidy: Students will continue to have access to a medical subsidy to cover any necessary medical costs during this time.