Girls Gotta Run Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that invests in Ethiopian girls from disadvantaged backgrounds who use running and education to empower themselves and their communities. While most do not become professional athletes, some do, and training allows them all to stay in school, avoid early marriage, and enhance their personal economic opportunities. It also develops their sense of well being and personal power. GGRF also advises local and partnering organizations on gender-sensitive issues and advocates for gender equity in all running programs and organizations.
Daughters of Tomorrow
Daughters of Tomorrow (DOT) is a non-profit organization in Singapore that helps underprivileged women seek out livelihood opportunities and build financially independent and resilient families. DOT currently works with women aged between 20 and 60 from low-income families (surviving on $200 to $500 per capita per month), mostly living in government-subsidized rental flats, and facing multiple stressors in their families. The women learn new or improve existing skills to reach regular and sustained employment, and gain a social support network that helps them through their difficult times. DOT complements existing training and workforce-related agencies by connecting volunteers and community resources, while at the same time ‘deep-diving’ into the practical day-to-day constraints faced by each woman, coaching and supporting them individually, and building their confidence and self-esteem.