We are working in partnership with secondary schools in Lasta Woreda, Ethiopia to offer scholarships to support needy students with exceptional ability to go to school.
The children selected for the Rising Stars program have so far achieved outstanding school results. However, these children are all very poor, most of whom are orphans. Many of these children live on their own or with siblings and have had to work long hours in hard physical labour to support themselves and their families. Without the Rising Stars program, these children are at high risk of dropping out of school. Rising Stars ensures we give each of these children the best opportunity to continue their schooling and reach their potential.
The students are selected in consultation with a panel of teachers. We provide the support the students need to continue their studies, including housing rent, food, firewood, school supplies, school uniform and essential personal items. We arrange Teacher Mentors to look after the children’s psycho-social needs.
Sponsors will receive details about their student, including a photograph and a brief personal bio and updates about their student’s progress throughout the Ethiopian school year (which commences in September and ends in July). Sponsors will also receive the satisfaction they are making a life-long difference to their student’s life. This impact is far reaching, positively effecting the child’s family and long-term, their community.
Sponsoring a child costs $60 a month or $720 annually.
100% of Scholarships are tax deductible.
If you would like more information or wish to sign up for the program, please contact us.