#CORINNERUNSFORGOOD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR PARALYMPIANS

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True everyday superheroes who prove that the impossible does not exist. UNAWEZA Foundation with the #CorinneRunsForGood scholarship program and Corinne Klajda are helping Paralympic women from Poland and Ukraine. During the three editions of the project, we have raised 900.000 zlotys, and more than 30 incredible women have received support.

SUMMARY OF THE #CorinneRunsForGood PROJECT:

- 1 person: Corinne Klajda

- 3 years of the project

- 3 editions and 3 ultramarathons 4DESERTS RUN

- 900.000 PLN

- 32 scholarships for Paralympian women from Poland and Ukraine

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In June 2021, UNAWEZA took Polish Paralympians under its wing, and Martyna Wojciechowska officially became their ambassador. Together with project initiator Corinne Klajda and the Polish Paralympic Committee, they launched a collection to cover 10 sports scholarships for extraordinary girls whose goal is to compete at the Paris Paralympic Games in 2024. For this noble goal, Corinne decided to run the 4 Deserts Run, a series of four 250-kilometer desert races around the world. A total of one thousand kilometers in extremely difficult conditions.

Corinne Klajda, who was born in Mauritius and has lived in Poland for more than 20 years, is professionally associated with Accord Group Poland, which specializes in consulting and recruitment of senior executives. In 2021 she ran 250km in the Namibian desert, in 2022 the Atacama, and in June 2023 she competed in a run in the Gobi desert.

According to the WHO's 2023 figures, nearly 16%, or 1.3 billion people worldwide are people with various types of disabilities. They are said to be "the world's largest minority." Paralympians participate in sporting events, break records and bring home medals, which are proof of their determination and faith. Dedicating their lives to training and struggling with everyday life, they are a true inspiration.

Corinne Klajda and the UNAWEZA Foundation are supporting them on their way to medals at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.

"The #CorinneRunsForGood program and the amazing Corinne Klajda behind it, through her sportsmanship, inspires us to take action and proves that the impossible does not exist. The project she set up, in cooperation with the UNAWEZA Foundation, for Polish and Ukrainian Paralympic athletes allows them to fully engage in sports, including their dreams of next year's Paralympic Games in Paris. Thanks to the program, they can not only fulfill their dreams, but also represent our country with dignity at international sports events and, like Corinne, prove that nothing is impossible!" - Łukasz Szeliga, Polish Paralympic Committee.

UPCOMING RUNNING SCHEDULE:

GOBI - 250 km / (second approach) June 23-29, 2024

ANTARCTICA - 250km / November 25-December 6, 2024

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Every year, the funds raised under the #CorinneRunsForGood program are given to the beneficiaries in the form of annual scholarships, which allow them to train regularly without worrying about their financial situation. To help the Paralympians, Corinne Klajda, together with the UNAWEZA Foundation, has already raised more than PLN 900,000. This would not have been possible without the support of many companies and individuals who got involved in the project.

We would like to thank all sponsors to this stage, including Castorama, BLIK, Sephora, EWL, ECOVADIS, Dr Irena Eris,Cosmedica, DeCare, Techmatik. Signal Iduna Polska, Bank Millennium, Podravka, BeBio, Ringier Axel Springer, OLX, Satipharm, InteRrisk, Symbiosis, PLAY.

For the #CorinneRunsForGood project, the UNAWEZA Foundation is partnering with the Polish Paralympic Committee and the National Committee of Sports for the Disabled of Ukraine.

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1st edition of the #CorinneRunsForGood scholarship program: Renata Kaluża, Justyna Franieczek, Emilia Babska, Edyta Owczarz, Paulina Wozniak, Alicja Jeromin, Róża Kozakowska, Iweta Faron, Dorota Buclaw and Joanna Mendak.

For more information: https://www.unaweza.org/komu-pomagamy/corinne-biegnie-dla-paraolimpijek/

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2nd edition of the #CorinneRunsForGood scholarship program: Oliwia Jablonska, Lucyna Kornobis, Faustyna Kotlowska, Kamila Kubas, Renata Sliwinska, Joanna Oleksiuk, Milena Olszewska, Jagoda Kibil, Anna Vladyslavivna Hontar (Ukraine), Nataliia Mykolaivna Kobzar (Ukraine).

More information: https://www.unaweza.org/komu-pomagamy/projekt-stypendialny-dla-paraolimpijek-2022/

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3rd edition of the #CorinneRunsForGood scholarship program: Daria Bujnicka, Oliwia Szmigiel, Katarzyna Kozikowska, Kinga Dróżdż, Karolina Pęk, Aleksandra Ochtera, Paulina Przywecka-Puziak, Karolina Kucharczyk. Anna Szeremet (Ukraine), Nataliia Oleksiivna Morkvych, Anastasiia Moskalenko (Ukraine), Angela Havrysiuk (Ukraine).

For more information: https://www.unaweza.org/komu-pomagamy/program-stypendialny-dla-paraolimpijczykow-z-polski-i-ukrainy-2023/

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You can find out more about the project #CorinneRunsForGood and Corinne's story in Martyna Wojciechowska's book "Co Chcesz Powiedzieć Światu".

"Corinne Klajda is fifty-three years old. She is CEO of Accord Group Poland, an international consulting firm specializing in executive recruitment. She looks for people to become CEOs, CFOs and board members with salaries ranging from forty to over a hundred thousand zlotys a month, not counting bonuses. She has an impeccable reputation in the business world and is famous for her non-standard methods of conducting recruitment interviews; she is more interested in the person than in a piece of paper with a descriptive resume. She is also the co-founder of two other companies in the industry. She has taught at an economics university, is a certified business coach, a mentor, and regularly advises others on how to manage people.

She is originally from Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean about eight hundred kilometers east of Madagascar. She completed her Sinology and management course in China. She has lived in Warsaw for more than twenty years, where she and her husband raised two daughters, Kaja and Isabelle. She comes from a very modest family, but through hard work she has gone really high.

Yet a week before her fiftieth birthday she had the feeling that she had hit a wall, she felt that she had stood still. It was exactly as if an unbreakable wall was rising in front of her".

That's when she decided she wanted to change her life and start running. For a worthy cause. Together we can do more!

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