Education is highly valued in Ethiopia. It is considered the only way out of poverty. In Ethiopian public schools the learning conditions are very poor and classes are very large. The number of students often extends to eighty per class. Large classes are the main reason why many students are unable to pass their high school exams with positive results. Therefore, we support children’s learning in private schools. Last year the number of supported children increased by ten. Now, 106 children in Soddo can go to school thanks to sponsors. Half of these children will also receive a free school lunch. Once a year we visit children’s homes in order to identify their economic situation and talk to their parents. Half of our students live with foster parents. Especially those children spend their time after school with very heavy housework. As many parents have had no opportunity for education we encourage parents to motivate their children to learn.
If you wish to support a child in Ethiopia, please contact us for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org.