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Introduction to Hannah Borenstein’s Research

When typing into Google the beginning of the phrase, “Why are Ethiopians…” or “Why are Kenyans…” some of the finishing options for the phrases that drop down are: “so damn fast” or, “so good at running.” Over the years there…

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Running with the Ethiopians

What is like to run in Ethiopia the home of long distance running? For a start there are hundreds of runners all criss-crossing through the trees at 7am or even much earlier. Every one of these athletes believes they can…

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Meet the New Yaya Girls!

After interviewing finishers from our recent cross-country race we are excited to introduce the new Yaya Girls. They have now been at Yaya a month and are settling in really well. They have been learning English, taking part in the…

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A Runner’s Paradise at Yaya

I have now been at the Yaya Girls for over a month after spending three weeks traveling around Ethiopia. It was great to explore Ethiopia before coming to the Yaya Girls as it gave me the opportunity to find out…

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Yaya Girls Welcomes New Program Coordinator

The Yaya Girls Program is excited to welcome Meseret Ali Kassegne the newest member of the team. Meseret is the Yaya Girls’ Program Coordinator and brings a wealth of experience working with disadvantaged communities to the team. Born in Agarfa…

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Yaya Girls – Cross Country 5km Race

The Yaya Girls is proud to announce that on April 5th at 9am we will be hosting a 5km cross-country race to recruit a new class of Yaya Girls, while also raising awareness and money. We’re greatly indebted to four…

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Happy Life in Sululta

It has been several weeks since I started working with the Yaya Girls, actually it already started last year before Christmas, but only now I finally arrived in Sululta. The plan was to spend 11 weeks here, but visa issues…

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