Eyerusalem lives with her Mom and big sister in a hot and dry Ethiopian village. Despite the blowing dust, their eyes twinkle with the same hopeful light. Eyerusalem exudes a quiet confidence and joy when she talks about school:
“I want to be a doctor. My sister wants to be a doctor too.”
Her big sister Birtukan wraps her arm around her in a show of support as they talk about helping each other study math and chemistry. Pausing, Eyerusalem say:
“My Mom works hard for us, but she couldn’t send us both to school. Because I have a sponsorship, my Mom didn’t have to choose for only one of us to go to school, and I can do this with my sister.”
We are midway through our annual School Sponsorship Drive and this year we are focused on educating girls in Ethiopia. With YOUR help, girls like Eyerusalem and her sister Birtukan will be able to proudly enter Ethiopian classrooms, a country where 3 million children don’t have access to education. We are dedicated to being part of the movement to Let Girls Learn! We have 34 days left to educate #100Kids in Ethiopia and we are more than halfway there!
Roots Ethiopia is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working in Africa, specifically helping Southern Ethiopia. Roots Ethiopia supports community identified solutions for job creation and education.