As we prepare to welcome a brand new year, ZEP-RE (PTA Reinsurance Company) donated to the Ethiopian Children’s Fund (ECF), a primary school for disadvantaged children located in Aleltu, Ethiopia. The school has been operating since 1997 and today helps over 700 children integrating basic education, nutrition, agriculture and health services. ECF also has a TVET center and it further extends support to other students in the country.
With an equal distribution of female and male students, ECF receives over 800 applications per annum, from which it welcomes nearly 80 of the most vulnerable children. At this last year’s National 8th grade examination, ECF had a near 100% success, with only one student with special needs who failed the examination.
ECF’s Country Representative, Mrs. Mahlet Derege indicated that this donation of USD10,000 was timely as the school strives to improve its standards and works with donors and other stakeholders to sustain the needs of the institution.
We are grateful for the ECF team for their continued effort to support underprivileged children to become all they can be, and we hope to hear many success stories.