There are staggering roadblocks to success for a woman like Hanna. Forced to abandon school in the 9th grade. Married at an early age and soon the young mother of two daughters. Her husband’s mental illness and inability to work. Her younger daughter’s neurological disease. Aging parents who move in with her. Hanna. The 24-year-old … Continue reading She Means Business! Meet Hanna
You may already know that Roots Ethiopia provides School Sponsorships to 200 rural, poor students in many communities across the SNNPR.
Thank you, thank you, dedicated donors, for helping our School Sponsorship program to expand, sending more kids to school in 2018 than ever before.
One of the things we are most passionate about here at Roots Ethiopia is identifying and removing the barriers between all rural kids and a good education. Some of those barriers involve financial means or distance from a school or adequate seating in a classroom or the availability of books. And sometimes the barrier is a … Continue reading Breaking Down Barriers to Education!
Longtime friends of Roots Ethiopia, The Rikkers Family, held an online fundraiser to support teacher training requested and hoped for by the special education classroom teachers in one of our community schools. “It was our family’s good fortune that the teachers in Ethiopia had been designing and building a wish list for their classroom, including teacher … Continue reading Special Education Classroom Gets Needed Supplies
Lemelem is a leader! She is part of a Self Help Group (SHG) in Areka, Wolayta. Before joining the women’s group her family struggled to meet the needs of their 2 children. Their only income was from her husband’s meager income as a petty trader. Lemelem had a strong business idea, but without startup capital, she would never … Continue reading She Leads! Meet Lemelem