Educate and Empower 800 Ethiopian Girls

 
$35,613
$105,636
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Remaining
Jul 29, 2010

Pathfinder Enables 37 Girls to Attend School

PATHFINDER ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS IN ETHIOPIA

Through the generous gifts provided by Global Giving donors, Pathfinder was able to offer 37 additional scholarships to Ethiopian girls who otherwise would not be able to attend secondary school. The following students have been selected as Pathfinder’s new scholarship recipients.

Name: Rahel Misrak Grade: 10 Background: Rahel is an orphan who is living with her step-mother.

Name Weinshet Zewdie Grade: 9 Background: Weinshet ‘s father passed away and she now lives with her mother, who has few financial resources.

Name Eyerusalem Getachew Grade: 10 Background: Eyerusalem is an orphan and her residence has been unstable. She has been moving from one family to another seeking financial and emotional support.

Name Yalemwork Zewge Grade: 9 Background: Yalemwork is from an extremely poor family. This scholarship offers her an educational opportunity which would otherwise be unattainable.

Name Kalkidan Tesfaye Grade: 9 Background: Kalkidan’s father passed away and soon after her mother disappeared. She has been living with her uncle, who has assigned her responsibility for all household chores.

Name Fikrte Tina Grade: 11 Background: Fikrte is from a very poor family and she has many siblings.

Name Meaza Solomon Grade: 9 Background: Meaza is an orphan, who is living in a local shelter. She has sole responsibility for taking care of her siblings.

Name Hameredigil T/medhin Grade: 10 Background: Hameredigil is also an orphan. She has been living with her impoverished aunt.

Name Filagot Bogale Grade: 10 Background: Filagot is an orphan living with the support of volunteers.

Name Seblewongel Tariku Grade: 8 Background: Seblewongel is also an orphan living with the support of volunteers.

Name Belaynesh Getaye Grade: 8 Background: Belaynesh is also an orphan and she is living with a poor foster family.

Name Haregewoin Abera Grade: 8 Background: Haregewoin is an orphan supported by volunteers.

Name Abaynesh Dagnachew Grade: 7 Background: Abaynesh is an orphan and is supporting herself as a day-laborer.

Name Feven Temesgen Grade: 7 Background: Feven is from a family that is very large and very poor.

Name Beletu Dagnachew Grade: 9 Background: Beletu is living with a mentally disabled mother.

Name Merartu Hadere Grade: 9 Background: Merartu is an orphan living with her poor uncle.

Name Abebu Taffa Grade: 8 Background: Abebu has lost both her parents.

Name Yemarwuha Tibebu Grade: 7 Background: Yemarwuha has lost both her parents.

Name Zeritu Haile Grade: 8 Background: Zeritu is from a very poor family.

Name Marshet Mekonnen Grade: 9 Background: Marshet earns an income by selling lottery tickets. She lives with her mother, who has very limited resources.

Name Yenensh Gashaw Grade: 9 Background: Yenesh is an orphan supported by volunteers.

Name F/Mariam Chefike Grade: 10 Background: Mariam is an orphan supported by volunteers.

Name Tigist Geresu Grade: 8 Background: Tigist has lost her father and is living with her very poor mother.

Name Tigist Bolcha Grade: 8 Background: Tigist is living with her mother and working as a day-laborer.

Name Firehiwot Zenebe Grade: 7 Background: Firehiwot is living with her mother and working as a day-laborer.

Name Netsanet Enawgaw Grade: 7 Background: Netsanet is an orphan living with a poor foster family.

Name Enatenesh Anley Grade: 9 Background: Enatenesh is also an orphan living with a poor foster family.

Name Genet Teshager Grade: 9 Background: Genet is an orphan earning a living as a housemaid.

Name Abebu Kegne Grade: 8 Background: Abebu is an orphan living with a poor foster family.

Name Liyu Wube Grade: 7 Background: Liyu is an orphan earning her living as a housemaid.

Name Wosen W/Deres Grade: 8 Background: Wosen is an orphan living with a foster family and serving as their housemaid.

Name Gete Habte Grade: 10 Background: Gete is an orphan living with a foster family and serving as their housemaid.

Name Woinshet Hailu Grade: 10 Background: Woinset is an orphan living with a foster family and serving as their housemaid.

Name Hanna Sette Grade: 8 Background: Hanna is an orphan living with a foster family and serving as their housemaid.

Name Tiruwork Arega Grade: 8 Background: Tiruwork is an orphan living with a foster family and serving as their housemaid.

Name Ehitiye Teshager Grade: 8 Background: Ehitiye is an orphan and is supported by volunteers.

Name Beliyu Seifu Grade: 7 Background: Beliyu is an orphan living with a foster family. She works as a housemaid.

PATHFINDER CONTINUES TO SUPPORT GIRLS’ SECONDARY EDUCATION

As previously reported in December 2009, Pathfinder offered scholarships to four girls to attend secondary school. Pathfinder is pleased to report on the progress of these students.

Yematu Kass: Yematu was promoted to grade 10 with good results ranking 14th among 57 pupils in her class. She is working hard to pass the grade 10 national examination, which is the key to joining the preparatory school for tertiary education.

Marenawit Azarias: Marenawit was promoted to grade 10 level with good results. She is working hard to improve her academic rank. She has been advised to work hard for success in her grade 10 national examination, as it is essential for joining the preparatory school for tertiary education. In her 1st semester of grade 10, Marenawit improved her class academic ranking by 7 steps.

Saron Alemayehu: Saron was promoted to grade 10 with very good results, ranking 3rd among 74 pupils in her class. She significantly improved in her academic work and is using her full potential to succeed in the grade 10 national examinations, which will be held in April 2010. She regards herself as a model for her siblings.

Ruth Shume: Ruth was promoted to grade 10 with good results, ranking 7th among 55 pupils in her class. She is preparing herself to attend the grade 10 national examination, which will enable her to join the preparatory school for tertiary education.

In addition to academic scholarships, Pathfinder provides these young women with social support and important information on reproductive health. The girls are offered trainings on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, as well as life and leadership skills and they are active participants in these workshops. Working with local partners, Pathfinder convened the parents of the scholarship girls to specify the purpose of the scholarship support for their daughters and the need for appropriate utilization of school supplies, transport, uniform, bed sheets, blankets, sanitary materials and other materials provided. Pathfinder closely monitors the students’ academic results and provides them additional academic support, if needed. The students have developed their own motto: “I CAN DO AND SUCCEED.”

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Caitlin Corneliess

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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