Almaz: A plan for success


Almaz is a single mom.  She and her 4 children were suffering from lack of opportunity. She struggled to support herself and her children.  Almaz yearned for self-reliance, but could not access any resources to purchase necessary materials for market work.  Roots Ethiopia shared resources and skills with Almaz. She wrote her business plan with the help … Continue reading Almaz: A plan for success

Zena’s Story: S.H.E. Inspires


Zena has a beaming smile, and she has a lot to smile about! She is an inspiration, and this is why! Zena has turned a small business grant through our Self-Help Entrepreneurs (S.H.E.) program into a stellar success.   She represents the best part of the work of S.H.E.  Our organization holds a campaign every year … Continue reading Zena’s Story: S.H.E. Inspires

Grade Placements in Classrooms in Ethiopia — How does it work?


Roots Ethiopia has been asked to discuss how students are placed in proper grades in Ethiopia,  particularly in the Kembata Tembaro and surrounding region. Placement extends well beyond peer placement because of extensive delay and dropout rates. We have asked one of our local Ethiopian advisers to comment on his understanding and experience of classrooms … Continue reading Grade Placements in Classrooms in Ethiopia — How does it work?

Why Students Delay or Dropout of School In Ethiopia — Kembata Tembaro Perspective


Roots Ethiopia has been asked to describe school dropout and delay in Ethiopia, particularly in the the rural regions where we work. We have asked one of our local Ethiopian advisers to comment on his understanding and experience of some of the reasons why students discontinue and/or delay school. Desta’s Report on Schooling In general, … Continue reading Why Students Delay or Dropout of School In Ethiopia — Kembata Tembaro Perspective