The AHIF Charity Run
Sponsored by DERBA MIDROC CEMENT
AHIF delegates are invited to participate in a morning run in the grounds of the Sheraton Addis at 7:30am on Wednesday 25th September, hosted by Ethiopian Olympic gold medalist and four-time World Championship title holder Haile Gebrselassie. Haile will be leading the way around the 1km loop starting from the terrace at the back of the hotel lobby, heading down along the swimming pool, past the gardens and open-air gym and back up again. All fitness levels are welcome! Whether you want to run alongside a world champion or take a morning stroll at your own pace, we welcome runners and walkers alike. Start the day with some fresh air and take part in a fun activity with your fellow delegates, all for a good cause!
AHIF is proud to organise this Charity Run in support of local charity AHOPE Ethiopia. AHOPE was established in 2004 in response to the grave plights of HIV positive orphans. It provides specialized care and support to HIV positive children through various programmes:
1. Residential care and support for destitute HIV positive orphans.
2. Preservation and Economic Empowerment of families caring for HIV positive orphans.
3. Community outreach through educational sponsorship, skills training and library service.
AHIF Delegate Bags
This year's AHIF delegate bags have been custom-made in support of Our Father's Kitchen, a community kitchen that feeds underprivileged children. OFK is a non-profit project initiated by The Lime Tree in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Each AHIF delegate bag will provide 3 meals to school children living in severe poverty, a total of 1200 meals sponsored by AHIF. No child can concentrate on an empty stomach, and we are proud to contribute to OFK's efforts to fight malnutrition and ensure that children don't go to school hungry.