Run Jericho is a 10K Run and 1M kids run organised by St Barnabas school. But we want to support children running and learning in other countries too. So we have teamed up with the town of runners project to support a small community library in Bekoji.
Bekoji is a small farming town in the Ethiopian Highlands, with an astonishing record of producing long distance runners. Watching the film, which focuses on three young people as they pursue their dreams of becoming professional athletes, inspired us to establish links with the outreach projects.
The Tesfa Foundation UK is partnering with the filmmakers, and with Running Across Borders, to help Bekoji to develop opportunities for the community at large and for the athletes. Critical to this is the project to implement a Library and Community Center -- a place where young people will meet and learn, access books and information, and in the long-term, access computer technology and internet. See more information on http://www.townofrunners.com/Outreach/The_Library_Project
So we are running Run Jericho to collect money for this libary project. Please support the young runners and their community in Bekoji with a generous donation!