$2500 Funds The Whole School For A Month
Right now the school is primarily paid for by a handful of people (Less than 10) in the United States.* So, we could use some help.
These schools are much more than a place to learn, for some kids is where they will get their only meals, it is where they sleep, it is where they are safe. You would not believe how many lives $2500 can change in Ethiopia. We have a soft spot for children. (See our photos)
We don’t enjoy fundraising and asking for money. But the alternative is devastating. These children could use our help. Please donate now. If $2500 is too much right now then please consider donating to one of our other projects.
We are very thrifty with your donation. Our goal is not to help those who don’t help themselves (unless they are children). Our volunteers fly over to Ethiopia (using their own money) and work with the locals to help themselves. Your donation will be respected.
*As of September 2015
Fund The Whole School For A Month
We could use any donation amount. Please click donate at the top of this page or look around on our site to see the projects you can help. We’re a small non-profit, your donation will be spent wisely.
Mulat Knowledge School, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Awasa (also spelled Awassa or Hawassa) is a city in Ethiopia located about 270 km south of Addis Ababa, on the shores of Lake Awasa in the Great Rift Valley.
The dream of a partnership between Habesha Momma and Mulat Knowledge School founded by Agegnehu Mulat, began over a year ago. We originally planned the school in a place that had been owned by his father. There were some zoning issues and push back from the local government, so we stepped back and decided to look into our plan B. Plan B had been to have a second school in Hawassa, Ethiopia. With doors closing in Sendafa, we looked to Hawassa and every single door opened.
We quickly secured a compound with perfect rooms and grounds. It’s big enough to expand in to, and is centrally located so that students have easy access. Our first Habesha Momma team was able to arrive in time to receive the keys and be the first to set foot in it as the Mulat Knowledge School – MKS.
The Mulat Knowledge School provide an education to children on an individualized scale. Offering music and art along with sport and God’s word. The children will grow to know their strengths and worth through special attention to them each as persons, focusing on their talents and gifts.
The school will start with 10 special students starting at the KG 1 level, which is the equivalent to pre-school in the US. We are starting small so as to be able to support them in the first stages. These children are chosen based on the least of these in the city. The goal is to eventually fill each grade as the students grow and have a full school of about 200 children. Quality education will be available to all.
Our friend Linda Spagnotti has generously raised money for a library in the school as well as collected books to fill it. The library is a room that will be filled with light and learning opportunities.
If you would like to help us support this school you can go to our Donate Page and designate your funds for the school. Every small piece helps make a difference.