A special boy is headed to school this Fall!


Sometimes we get to witness amazing stories. Today is one of those days. We celebrate this sweet boy, now fitted with an adaptive wheelchair, who will join the Special Education classroom in Halaba in September. He will FINALLY attend school — something he has dreamed about for so long!

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?