Run To End Poverty
Run to End Poverty - Non-Profit - www.runtoendpoverty.ca
Run To End Poverty (R2EP) is a team of compassionate runners united for a common cause – to bring an end to extreme poverty in Africa. Since 2007, hundreds of runners across Canada and Africa have run together to raise awareness about extreme poverty, and to build support for Engineers Without Borders’ (EWB) innovative development efforts in Africa.
Each R2EP running event is partnered with a run in developing communities in Ghana, Malawi, Zambia and Burkina Faso, where EWB and African partner organizations are working hard to build local capacity and create positive change. Through this connection, we hope to breakdown stereotypes of poverty and change perceptions of the benefits of development by sharing stories of the skillful, optimistic, and entrepreneurial Africans who create opportunity in their communities.
Run To End Poverty would like Free Range to help us spread this unique project to a wider audience by building a rich website experience and marketing strategy that will attract thousands of runners and scores of supporters in 2011 and beyond. We hope to incorporate innovative blogging and social networking capabilities to directly connect Canadian runners and supporters with runners and development partners in several African communities.
Mr. B commented
Great Program - keep up the good work!
Daniel eden commented
I ran in the event 3 times so far, and I believe that it is a fantastic way to engage people in actively working towards reducing poverty.
The event was a great success in Burkino Faso- let's make it a tradition!
Mauricio Soto commented
C'est une bonne idée de courir pour les autres. Je dis bravo "Run to end poverty"
Run to End Poverty is such a great initiative that not only engages thousands of people from across the country to come together for a great cause, but it also raises awareness of extreme poverty and international development issues. Having participated in the last two R2EP runs, I can truly say that it really brings people together and as a team we can make a huge impact!!
There was a Run to End Poverty organized in Burkina Faso this summer and it was an amazing experience. It was a very successful way to group the community together in a demonstration of solidarity!
Jad Saleh commented
r2ep is awesome!
Trevor Cox commented
This event is for a great cause, and the funds will be put to use by volunteers who know how to make a difference.
R2EP is an amazing event that raises awareness and funds for EWB overseas programs, and brings people together continents apart!!!
Pascal Genest Richard commented
A great way to raise awareness (and funds) for fighting extreme poverty.
As a runner for R2EP and a volunteer for one of the not-for-profits it supports, all i can say is that this is an organization that has done and continues to do great things in Africa.
Josh Workman commented
An incredibly unique model to engage thousands of Canadians. Due to the nature of plugging in with existing runs, administrative costs are marginal, and thus all participation means BIG IMPACT!
This is such a fantastic idea and initiative! Two simultaneous runs on two continents is a great way to bring people together!
Jonathan Fishbein commented
I just ran with R2EP a couple weeks ago and it was a phenomenal experience for a phenomenal cause. Hand down worthy of support!
Mark Ware commented
This is a wonder cause and I am proud to support it!
Yeah for the Run to End Poverty and Engineers without Borders