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Run Jericho's Support of Library in Bekoji

running for Tesfa Foundation UK because I want to support the children in Bekoji

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  • Event: Run Jericho, 24 Jun 2012

Tesfa Foundation UK

The Tesfa Foundation-UK is an independent charity that raises funds to provide early childhood education to the poorest children in Ethiopia. There is no public pre-school provision in Ethiopia. Without our help, these children would not be receiving an education. With our help, they learn basic Maths, English and Science and grow in confidence and ability. If you would like more information about the child you are sponsoring through a monthly donation, don't forget to tick the box asking you if you want your details sent to the Tesfa Foundation UK.

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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!

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  • Edao training children at St Barnabas
  • Run Jericho 2011

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