Yetesfa Mesk International Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will soon be a reality and we are beyond excited!
One of the major things that we have been doing recently is identifying the families who will be part of the first group supported by this school. Since we will start with preschool, we are looking for families who are the poorest of the poor and have children ages 2 and 3. We have already chosen a few of our first 20 students and are so excited to find the rest and get to know their stories.
In the meantime, we were able to have Bola from Inner Hub Productions come and visit us in Ethiopia. He produced this short documentary film that shows the life of a woman in Ethiopia and how our school is important for her. This woman’s story is one of the most challenging that we have ever heard and it broke all of our hearts. She is incredibly brave and is simply trying to raise her daughter the best way that she can. Unfortunately, things have been very tough for her and they are living a life that nobody should have to live.
The positive side of all of this is that we will be able to register this little girl in our school! Her mom will also get different kinds of support through the school as she looks for a new job. So, their story doesn’t have to end in despair. It can spring forward with hope!
Please take a few minutes to watch this video and then share it with anyone you think would be interested!
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