Guest Post: Kyle Easton, From Ethiopia

 Wubalem and her family

Wubalem and her family

A reflection from Kyle after our team visited the Girls Gotta Run program... Enjoy! ❤️

"At the Abba Pascal girls school we met with 15-year-old Wubalem who is being sponsored by Mothers with a Heart for Ethiopia in the Girls Gotta Run program. That project is all about empowering young women to get a good education, build self-esteem, and reach her full potential.

Wubalem came with her father Ersase and little sister Tiblet, who is five. With the support of her father, who wants to see her avoid early marriage (which is very common in her culture), she has gained confidence through the program to succeed in school and follow her dreams of becoming an engineer.

It was amazing to see how important this program is to the family, as Wubalem in turn teaches her little sister what she learns. Ersase said he wants to see both his daughters, “find good places to go in life.”

The future development of Ethiopia depends on valuing education for both girls and boys, and this program is clearly a catalyst for reinforcing this movement."

-Kyle

(Find out more about Girls Gotta Run here.)