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KI Alumni run for a cause in the Great Ethiopian Run

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Two of KI's own alumni, Alebel Yaregal and Maramu Ayenew, participated in one of the biggest annual events in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the most exciting day of the year.

Two of KI's own alumni, Alebel Yaregal and Maramu Ayenew, participated in one of the biggest annual events in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the most exciting day of the year. The Great Ethiopian run is a truly epic experience, year after year.

Through the Ethio-Swedish Alumni Network, which received funding from SI (Swedish Institute), Alebel and Maramu were among fellow Swedish Alumni who participated in the Great Ethiopian Run on 18 November 2018.

The Great Ethiopian Run, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been using its flagship event, the Great Ethiopian Run 10km International, to support people in need in our community. “Running for a Cause” fundraising campaign serves as the platform to collect donations. Last year they have raised over 1.6 million birr which made the total fund raised in the last five years to over 7.1 Million birr. This year, they have set a fundraising target of 1.7 Million Birr.

The Great Ethiopian Run has supported financially and promoted the work of different organizations working with vulnerable children, women and the elderly. Ethio-Swedish Alumni members teamed up with Sele Enat Mahber in support of orphaned vulnerable children and single mothers.

Sele Enat Mahiber, known as SEM, is an indigenous, not for profit, child-focused, non-governmental organization founded in 2002 G.C, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. SEM works with orphaned and vulnerable children and supports single mothers to be economically self-supportive.

Alebel and Maramu both studied Public Health Epidemiology at KI ('16) and were both recipients of scholarships from the Swedish Institute.

Text courtesy of the Swedish Institute.