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
Roots Ethiopia is celebrating the Ethiopian New Year and the Ethiopian Soccer Team win against Central Africa with an Ethiopian Soccer Jersey Giveaway! Roots Ethiopia is going to celebrate New Year’s with a JERSEY GIVE-AWAY! Everyone who donates to ANY of our projects for ANY amount will be entered into the draw. We will host a … Continue reading Soccer Jersey Give-Away–Happy New Year!
The rainy season in Ethiopia, called “kirempt” is coming to an end. In mid-September, students will return to school and robust foot traffic and bus traffic will resume on the roads in rural Ethiopia. Our team reports that the conditions in the field have been difficult this season. Roads have been impassable and moving from one … Continue reading “Kirempt” – Rainy season field report
Roots Ethiopia has a fantastic and engaged Board of Directors and Advisory Board. One of our members, June, is doing big things for our community of learners in the areas we serve. June has partnered with our friend Desta to address the needs of a local school that is in the process of transitioning from … Continue reading Amacho Wato School Learning Resources Project
Last week our friends at Hope by Twelve set off for Kembata Tembaro to film “day in a life” vignettes featuring a few of our Roots recipients!
Meet S. She is 14 years old and in 5th grade. S and her three siblings live together in a local Kembata Tembaro village. Despite the loss of both of their parents, the children thrive under comprehensive community care. Their story is one that represents local solutions grounded in careful and caring collaboration. For example, their home … Continue reading Meet S: An Example of Community Collaboration