Zewudie Alamarewu is hard-working young man with a clear and achievable goal. He wants to complete a college degree in Business Studies so he can bring change to his homeland of Ethiopia. He finished his first semester at Menlo College with amazing grades and has only 4 more semesters left. In August he will be starting his second semester and he needs your help for his second semester and if possible the following 3 that follow.
Zewudie has already demonstrated uncommon courage in overcoming personal, health, and life challenges. He is a remarkably decent individual with a kind soul, a sweet disposition, and a relentless work ethic. He improves the lives of everyone he meets.
With the help of the charitable organization Making the Grade, EMBA 21 has opened a house and a meaningful academic future for these eight girls in Lalibela, Ethiopia. In mid-September, the house opened and a new school year started for these girls thanks to the thoughtful contributions of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business’ EMBA 21 class. These donations will provide housing, education, nourishment, medical care and clothing to these eight young women and enable a brighter, sustainable future for them. It will be exciting to see their updated photos after a few weeks of rest and nourishment.
The ribbon cutting ceremony took place in September and can be viewed in this video created by artist Carly Arnwine.
Donations to this project will be used to build new school digital libraries at cost throughout Ethiopia. Each project costs 70 K USD and takes 4 months to complete. Please partner with us in affording these students an excellent education. Please earmark your donations to the #libraryproject.
The rules announced late Saturday restrict the movement of diplomats 40 kilometers (25 miles) outside of Addis Ababa without official permission. The emergency prohibits anyone from making contact with groups that are labeled as terrorist and from watching media channels like Oromia Media Network and Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio, according to a statement issued by Siraj Fegessa, Ethiopia’s minster of defense and head of the Command Post set up to oversee the state of emergency law. Those who break the terms of the emergency risk jail terms of three to five years.
16 years old
Needs for 2016-2017 year $1,300
Deficit $1,285 (updated as donations are received)
Her You Caring page is here or make a donation (also tax-deductible) via paypal.
MTG partnered with MCN BUILD to build the Shumshiha school and library in Lalibela Ethiopia. Whereas MTG had a very small role, we are thrilled that the representatives of MCN Build put their time and energy into nearing completion of this project. MTG was able to provide computers for this school as well as financial support.
We are very excited to announce that the building is almost completed thanks to the hard work of MCN Build
and a fantastic team of local construction workers.
2016-2017 financial need- 5,000 dollars
What does 5,000 dollars provide?
Medical care…….for these 4 students.
Eyob, Alem, Gezachewu, and Eyasu were sitting on the side of the street starving. Unlike the other beggars with their well polished ask, these young people had no idea how to get the attention of a stranger that might give them a few birr. Instead, they were alone and hungry. One of our graduates spoke with these young people and asked how he could help them.
Help Frehiwot on our youcaring page.
Our journey with Frehiwot began when a young man associated with our organization contacted me and wrote, “On Tuesday January 4th 2016, in my school, in the lunch time, one of the teacher, Molla, and Vice president of higher school depertment, he asked me if I know any NGO life saver.”
And so our conversation began about a young lady name Frehiwot.
Frehiwot lost her mother to a terrible illness a few years ago. She is in the 11th grade and is living off the kindness of family friends. She has a room and a bed and a small amount of food, but does not have enough money to complete 11th and 12th grade without help. She needs funding for education, school supplies, food and all the essentials that a young lady needs. For 1000 dollars, we can support this young lady for the next year and a half until she completes her national exams in 12th grade and moves on to a State sponsored college.
Please help us help her. All donations are tax deductible. I have attached her entire story here:
History of Frehiwot Tedesa Tibebu by student, Tesfaye
Frehiwot Tedesa was born in 1999 in Awassa at unique place called 05 or Gudmal.
Her biological father left the family during the pregnancy. . Her mother, Selemewit was educated till 12 and was hired Haile Resort as vice chef. She was earning Birr 1000 (about 50 usd per month). By that salary this hearty Mom was just taking care Frehiwot and sending her to school without any difficulty. Her vision was just to bring up her daughter in a modern life by giving great care and love. Mother is next To God now!
Selemewit had kidney infection and died in 2014 after she couldn’t get a good medical care. Heartbreaking; now Frehiwot is depending on the help of friends and strangers.
Who understood her heartbreaking? With no relatives, a kind person gave Frehiwot food and shelter and let her keep continue her education. Now everything is over in expenses because of inflation, they couldn’t help.
Frehiwot is grade 11th student now studying Natural Science in Government school, with kind families. She is seventeen (17) years old, and she in good performance with her education and she replied me that she is competitive student even with her life difficulties.
Now Frehiwot is calling for a piece of help! “Please help me to finish my education at least for this year and next year. After that I will get in university as permission of G-d, Please make my dream to be come in good place.”
Her needs include food, transportation, school supplies, hygiene supplies and will amount to around 1000 USD over the next year and a half.
Help Frehiwot on our youcaring page.
Beselam is a 14 year old girl who lived in the countryside of Ethiopia where the average age for girls to marry is 9-14 years old. Beselam wrote to me and said,
” In my village most of my friends are forced to marry at 8 and 9 year. It has its own impact on their academic mastery as most drop out of school and do not continue their education. My mother and father are affected by the culture, therefore they want to give for husbands, but I do not want to marriage.”
Because of a donation from the Community Foundation, Besalem is now in Addis and tested two grades higher than expected. She began 8th grade at Macmillan Academy and is scoring at the top of her class. To quote our house manager in Addis- She is so smart, so bright, so happy and she can cook too!
We have funding for this year, but need funding for 4 more years of high school.
Currently her expenses are
Rent- 1045 (increasing most years)
House management- 430
Internet, computer 60
assignment and copy 50
Assignment and copy 50
School tuition 385
School trips 115