Empower 20 New Girls Through Education in Ethiopia



The Children of Ethiopia Education Fund (COEEF) exists to empower young girls in Ethiopia, from impoverished circumstances, with a quality, private education through direct student sponsorship.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In sub-Saharan Africa, families are more likely to educate a son rather than a daughter, less than 1 in 5 girls make it to secondary school and nearly half of these girls are married by the time they are 18. The leading cause of death for girls between the ages of 15 and 19 is not from accidents, violence, or disease, but from complications that result after becoming pregnant at an early age. Education can change these statistics for girls in Ethiopia, breaking cycles of poverty and abuse.

How will this project solve this problem?

COEEF partners with existing private schools in Ethiopia to give students the best education within their area. By sponsoring a girl you provide supplies, books, uniforms, and tuition, empowering her with the opportunity to gain an invaluable education that lasts a lifetime.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will provide 20 new girls with the opportunity to receive a quality, private education in Ethiopia. Providing them with the tools they need to become role models and leaders in their families, communities, and country. When you educate a child, you educate a nation.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,051

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,051 .  The original project funding goal was $6,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Amanda Burnett

Salt Lake City, Utah Ethiopia

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