Empower 20 New Girls Through Education in Ethiopia

$6,051 $0
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Jun 26, 2013

GlobalGiving Challenge Update for COEEF!

Tsion making coffee at home
Tsion making coffee at home

From all of us working with Children of Ethiopia Education Fund (COEEF), we want to thank you for your amazing support. Your financial donation has doubly aided us, not only by helping us to reach our goal of $5,000 to become a permanent partner with GlobalGiving, but by also making the dream of education a reality to a young girl in Ethiopia. All totaled, you helped us raise $6,025 to sponsor girls’ education in Ethiopia.

 Enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year in Ethiopia will not begin until the end of July/beginning of August. At that time we will post a new update with an introduction to our amazing new students.  COEEF currently supports 350 girls at 16 different private schools in Ethiopia. Through generous sponsors, these young girls have the opportunity to receive a quality education that opens doors to new possibilities.

 Meet our student Tsion. Tsion lives in the most humble of circumstances in Ethiopia. She lives with her mother in a small shack, with cardboard walls, and no electricity.  They have been forced to move several times in the past three years as her mother has had a number of health problems. Despite her challenges at home, Tsion is in the 10th grade. Not only is she the top student of her class, she is the top student of her school.  She is "very clever in school" as they say in Ethiopia. She speaks great English and wants to go into the medical field and is focused on staying in Ethiopia help her people.

 When asked why she wanted to become a Doctor, her reply was all about helping the Ethiopian people.  She said nothing about wanting to earn a lot of money, the status of being a doctor, or even to improve her living conditions. Her heartfelt reasons for being a doctor brought us all to tears, as she talked about wanting to help the Ethiopian people with problems such as HIV and AIDS. Through your generous donations, girls like Tsion have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams, and in turn, give back to their communities.

 We at COEEF are always looking for new and different ways to let others know about the work we are doing. If there are other ways that you think we should get the word out about COEEF or if you are interested in becoming more involved with COEEF, please contact us at coeef@coeef.org.

Thank you,

 COEEF Board Members



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Project Leader

Amanda Burnett

Salt Lake City, Utah Ethiopia

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