Empower 600 Students in Shashamane Ethiopia

by Shashamane Sunrise


The JRDC school is Shashamane Ethiopia is a beacon for what it possible. Started by the immigrant community the school has achieved exceptional standards in graduation rates and test scores. Our project for the coming year is to help with the construction of sanitation facilities for the KG students and a security fence to separate the KG and Elementary school buildings so that the school complies with the new Education Department laws of children safety.
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New regulations by the Department of Education in Shashamane requires that KG students be physical separated from Elementary School students to prevent bullying etc. The JRDC school has been given a finite time to comply with these new regulations. The school however does not have the funds to achieve this. It operates larges through donations from individuals are philanthropic organizations . Shashamane Sunrise is seeking to help with this effort.


Our first priority will be to build a wooden fence separating the two buildings in the school as per Gov't regulation and then to dig and build a pit toilet that the students can use during school hours. We also providing ongoing material support to the school in the form of school and classroom supplies.

Long-Term Impact

The school now enrolls some 400+ students with student numbers rising steadily from the 300+ students that attended the school when we first started working with them in 2005. The JRDC has quickly become the school of choice in the southern region due to the high graduation rates and high test scores. It was what inspired our organization to develop this model in other countries. We have seen the impact of small donations in these poor rural communities. It is huge!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


Shashamane Sunrise
Shashamane Foundation, Washington DC

Organization Information

Shashamane Sunrise

Location: Stamford, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​shashamanesunrise.org
Shashamane Sunrise
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Shashamane Sunrise
Stamford, CT United States

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