Our Scholarship Fund

360 students from primary school to university sponsored to attend government and private schools; 55 university students at national universities.

Our scholarship programme ensures that education is not simply a privilege of the wealthy but a right for all children. It also ensures that particularly bright children continue on to secondary education and university.

Our scholarship programme ensures that education is not simply a privilege of the wealthy but a right for all children. It also ensures that particularly bright children continue on to secondary education and university.

  • 0% drop out rate
  • 80% score above average grades
  • 100% of families supported through parent workshops
  • 100% of university students graduate
  • 100% of our university graduates are in jobs after graduating

One of our scholarship students has won the prize of “most academically successful student in Addis Ababa”.

Successes in 2016

  • Primary students are scoring better results
  • Our students were the top ranked in their class for Lower KG, Grade 1, 2, 4, 6 and 9
  • Regular meetings with primary student’s parents to discuss challenges, experience share & encourage academic support for their children
  • We continue to see high employment rates among our university graduates
  • Among university graduates who reported their salary the average was over 2,000ETB/month

We have also been able to identify some important factors that contribute to the academic success of a child from our discussions with parents.

Our most successful scholarship students often have these 3 factors:

1) They live with both parents & they have employment
2) Parents save a pay 100birr (£3.50) per month for extra tutorials at the school
3) The household has at least some economic security

2017

In 2017 we are channelling 150 of our primary school students into our new schools, so they can receive an even better education and we can streamline our scholarship fund.

We will concentrate on taking only higher education students into this programme in the future in order to get more children into universities and straight into well paid jobs.

This programme creates the future leaders of tomorrow and we will scale this programme to get more students into higher education.