A teacher at a rural school tries to angle the mirror of a sunlight-illuminated microscope towards the window to light a biology slide. A student strains his eyes in the cool darkness of a classroom to read his textbook. Often we take for granted the role that power generation plays in everyday education. But not … Continue reading Solar Power in Schools: Let There Be Light!
Today our field team is working together to deliver school supplies to students who need a ‘refresh’ of materials for the 2nd semester, which starts on Monday. We are also excited to share that we are now including some additional books for our youngest students in their yearly supplies! We also added tools for math, … Continue reading School Sponsorship Supplies the School Supplies! (Try to say that 5 times really fast)
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!
Dear friends, The past 12 months have been amazing for Roots Ethiopia. Our team has been hard at work to support local ideas for lasting change. You have made this a year of growth and excellence. As always, we could not have accomplished our work without your support. We have put together a list of … Continue reading 2017: Year in Review
Two of our leadership team members from the USA are with our Ethiopian team in Addis Ababa this week. Welcome to the Roots Ethiopia office in Addis! It’s a very productive space with so much good work happening. Lots of meeting about the nuts and bolts of getting the work done efficiently and cost-effectively over … Continue reading New Office in Addis Ababa!
Back to school for these two young people! Tadelech’s children are headed back to school this week. They attend school regularly because their MOM IS A ROCKSTAR entrepreneur! Tadelech is part of a Roots Ethiopia Self-Help Entrepreneurs (SHE). She sells bananas and eggs in the market – and she even has a secret way of … Continue reading SHE + School Attendance = Awesome!