Meet Some of our Students

Bethelihem Wubu 

She is a new student we recruited from the kebele who scored very high on the Gr. 8 national exam and has economic challenges.

  • 15 yrs old, 9th grade at Kebena Adventist School 
  • Result from June 2018: 84.6

“I am good at Physics and Biology, I don’t find any subject difficult.”

She lives in a Kebele house (council house) with her mother and 3 brothers. Her mother is HIV+ but she is well at the moment and works in an injera bakery earning around 1,500/month.

Her brother is able to help her sometimes with her homework. School is important to her because with a good job she can help her family and take care of her mother.

 

Efrata Tesfaye

  • Was originally a student from our Primary School
  • 14 years old, 8th grade at St. Silasea School
  • Result from June 2018: 94.5%
  • “I am good at maths”
  • “I find Physics difficult”

She lives in a small rented house with her mother, father, brother and 2 sisters. Her father is a security guard and earns 1800/month. The rent on their house is 1200/month.

Her family is able to provide 3 simple meals per day but Efrata helps her mother with the chores. She does her homework with no help.

School is important to her because she wants to have a good job one day and help support her family.

Marta Delelegn

  • Was originally a student from our Primary School
  • 13 years old, 7th grade in Bilatena school
  • Result from June 2018: 87.3%
  • “I am good at English”
  • “I find Maths difficult”

Marta lives with Adalem Alayu (they are cousins). School is important to her because when she has a good job she can support her family.

Andalem Alayu

  • Was originally a student from our Primary School
  • 14 years old, 7th grade in Bilatena School
  • Result from June 2018: 84.1%
  • “I am good at Science”
  • “I find Maths difficult”

Lives with her Grandmother, aunt, and her sister (4 people in total) living in a rented house. Grandmother has a small business and earns around 3000/month.

She has to help her Grandmother with the house chores and business. She does her homework by herself. School is important to her because it is the only way to change her life.

Another student, Marta Delelegn (the cousin of Andalem) also lives with them.