Nothing inspires us here at Roots Ethiopia more than tangible, from-the-ground-up success stories. This week we’re celebrating the BIG transformation at Donga Tunto Primary School, led by the heroic commitment of its devoted principal and 30 teachers.
Each day, we are blown away by the impact one individual can make when they support a cause. That impact grows exponentially when a whole team of individuals work together to make change. We were recently introduced to Royal Robbins, an eco-friendly outdoor and travel apparel company. The folks at Royal Robbins have made gear … Continue reading Corporate Social Responsibility and the Magic of Partnership
In May of 2018, legendary rock and roll band, Weezer, released a cover of Toto’s famous song, “Africa.” Shortly after, they created and sold “Bless the Rains” t-shirts and donated all of their profits to Roots Ethiopia! We LOVE Weezer and we think the feeling is mutual. And we want to SHARE THAT LOVE in 2019! Weezer and … Continue reading Enjoy Weezer & Improve Schools!
We are so excited for you to meet Barkot Alemu, a 14 year old girl whose name means “Blessing the World”. What a perfect name for a shining star in her 8th grade class at Mugunja Primary School in rural Ethiopia. Barkot is the top student in her class, and she’s an amazing leader among … Continue reading Meet Barkot – a smart young student with an exciting future ahead of her!
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!
This post is contributed by Marcie Frehner, member of the 2014-2015 Volunteer Travel Team with an emphasis on arts and literacy. Marcie has been essential in developing the Roots Ethiopia/h2Empower Partnership and has developed a delightful friendship with the Founder of h2 Empower. Roots Ethiopia’s work with schools started by supplying tables, chairs, desks, and textbooks to schools in need. Over … Continue reading Roots Ethiopia & h2 Empower Partner in Ethiopia