The independent responsive charity run by experienced, competent, caring & committed volunteers. Supporting vulnerable young Africans, principally Ethiopians, giving them hope, higher aspirations & self-confidence to achieve their potential through education.
Working in partnership with the Education authorities and communities A-CET, through EYES, is supporting hundreds of vulnerable youngsters with long-term scholarships plus building and furnishing village-based elementary schools providing free education.
All locally selected scholarship students and their backgrounds are well known to us and, with dignity and symapthy, are assisted from kindergarten through to higher education and into gainful employment or self-employment.
Birhan Woldu was an A-CET/EYES supported student for over ten years, together with her six siblings, three of whom still receive A-CET/EYES scholarships. After high school Birhan attended College receiving a Diploma in Agriculture following which she studied at a private University to get a degree in Nursing. After working with the World Food Programme as a Nutritional Nurse she took maternity leave and now helps manage her husband’s hotel and café in her home city of Mekelle. Birhan acts an Ambassador for A-CET/EYES. EYES is managed by Bisrat Mesfin, also featured in this video clip. EYES is the implementing partner for A-CET in Ethiopia building rural community elementary schools and administering long-term scholarships to hundreds of vulnerable youngsters.
Dansa, Dejen additional classroom update 18 Feb 2014
Since this full elementary school was built with our support in 2010, student registrations have far exceeded expectations necessitating the construction of another four classroom block in local stone. Work started in December 2013 and should be completed including being fully furnished and with electricity installed by May 2014. Construction work, costing £50K, using local paid labour is supervised by EYES, our local implementing partner. This Government run school provides free education from Grades 0 to 8.
Poster educational training aids
In January 2014 at Gumselasa School Parents Open Day we presented a full set of 90 framed wipeable educational posters supporting the local curriculum Grades 1 to 4 to the school. Present were the Directors of all eight schools we have built and many senior local dignitaries from the Regional & local Administration & Education. National & Regional media gave good exposure - including TV. Now the posters are being fixed in all other schools. At this event EYES Circus entertained a large crowd & the local community provided typical refreshments. £ 4,500 funds for this initiative will be provided by a donor.
We are totally independent and rely on NO government funding. None of your donatiions are spent on UK salaries, pension schemes, professional fund-raisers or consultants. In the UK we have no office or car. We do not invest your donations but expend them within 12 months carefully on the educational support.work you donate to. We are not able to fund other charities, so please do not apply to us.
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