Join us for this basic introduction to Amharic Language for you and your youngster! You will learn fun ways to keep the language alive for your family.
Thank you EAFO Families for visiting the campaign site and learning more about this opportunity to bring quality education and a way out of poverty to the children of Tercha! Read on to find instructions for reserving space for this great workshop and more about the WithEthiopia Campaign!
Zelalem, a fellow member of our EAFO community, is donating his knowledge and time to lead this workshop on Amharic Language! Zelalem is a native Amharic speaker and he enjoys passing on his knowledge of the language to our EAFO families.
Space is limited! To RSVP: Click on the DONATE button and make a donation of $25.00 or more. Your name will appear and I will receive an email back with your information. This will be your reservation for the workshop! Please also note on your donation how many adults and children will attend. We recommend 1-2 children per adult attending. If you are a waiting parent and you are intersted in attending, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WithEthiopia is a group of local families from Oregon who have adopted kids from Ethiopia and want to provide support to the communities where their children are from. WithEthiopia is focused on helping one rural community at a time by building water wells, schools, health clinics and other community needs. By joining together, local adoptive families can take on larger projects and have a much greater impact. The current project is focused on the town of Tercha, in the Dawro Zone of southern Ethiopia. Many adopted children in our community have come from this very impoverished area of Ethiopia. Our goal is to raise $54,000 toward building the school in Tercha! We only have about $4,000 more to raise!
The money raised will continue the work that has already been started on a school that will serve hundreds of children in the village. This is part of a larger project includes extensive improvements in the areas of clean water, sanitation and medical facilities. Please view the parent campaign to see the many projects planned for the town of Tercha.
The existing school in Tercha is very small, made of mud and sticks, has no running water or bathrooms for the children. Many kids sit on dirt floors or logs. Educational materials are very limited. Most of the children who attend are boys as the girls do not feel comfortable with the lack of bathrooms, especially after puberty. Please take a look at the photos in the slide show above which show the current conditions. It takes just a small amount of money to bring about tremendous change for these Ethiopian children! Every dollar given equates to $9 Ethiopian dollars (birrs). If we can help bring about quality education for these children, the possibilities for their future are endless! Please view the "Parent Campaign" to see the video of Jeff Greene's trip to Tercha and view more photos of the project! The video here will show you some of the work on the school that is being done right now!
Thank you most gratefully, Jill and Greg Martin