As a boy, our Advisory Member Desta Seyoum lived a traditional rural farming life in the same Ethiopian Kebele as The Duna-Sadicho School. He remembers passing through Duna Sadicho village on his way to Secondary School giving him many chances to witness the needs of the community. Desta, who now lives in London, just returned from Ethiopia after a prolonged family visit in the region and was able to talk to us more about inequalities in Duna Sadicho, specifically addressing the problems that girls face in the region. He is very worried about the female enrollment rate at Duna Sadicho, and quickly points out the number of girls drops even lower at the secondary school level as girls are unable to pass the required national exam to continue their education.
Duna Sadicho is a remote village in Kembata, Ethiopia. How remote is it? Very remote! After our team arrived via a 4WD vehicle on a quite arduous route we were discussing how to get supplies (hundreds of cumbersome textbooks) up to the school once they are purchased locally. The community elders saw no issue with transport at all! In fact, … Continue reading Leave It to the Kids and Donkeys! An Example of Local Collaboration in Ethiopia
Timket is known as the greatest festival of the year in Ethiopia. It is on January 19th, just two weeks after Ethiopian Christmas, so everyone is always in a festive mood.
Girls like Eyerusalem and her sister, Birtukan, are the future of Ethiopia. When you donate to Roots Ethiopia this year, you give many girls just like these two a chance to be forces for change — in their families, in their schools, and in their communities. Girls in Ethiopia dream of being doctors, engineers, nurses, … Continue reading Meet Eyerusalem, a 5th Grader with Big Dreams!
Would you believe that coffee can make a difference? Because of you, Tsehainesh’s coffee shop is flourishing. Just 3 months ago Tsehainesh did not have work. Living in a rented room with her husband, she was home caring for her tiny daughter while her husband searched for day labor work in Hosanna, Ethiopia. Tsehainesh was … Continue reading Did you know coffee can change a life?
We’ve got great news rolling in for Roots Ethiopia! Let’s take a look — It’s July 1, which signifies the end of our fiscal year and lots of good news being prepared for our annual report! We are working right now on a stakeholders’ report that will be finished once our official accounting report is complete and filed with … Continue reading Rainy Season There, Summer Strategies Here