You may be familiar with ActionAid, World Vision or Plan International. They all do a great job. However, EEF take child sponsorship to a completely different level.
Our goal is to help transform Ethiopia’s future by providing excellent education scholarships for severely under privileged yet motivated, academically promising students, empowering them with the skills that will enable them to transform Ethiopia’s future.
Each year we grant around 15-20 secondary school scholarships (boys & girls) to talented yet severely underprivileged children selected from a pool of government “feeder schools” as well as local charity organisations and across all racial and religious communities.
For all our selected students the scholarships include four years of fully paid tuition, for the period of grade 9-12, at one of Ethiopia’s leading private schools including uniforms, school materials and full boarding at one of our student houses. The facilities of these houses such as computer room with internet access, library and recreational as well educational facilities, 1-2-1 mentoring and group seminars can be used and attended by all eef scholars.
Our track record: After being in operation for just over 10 years we now have 188 students on the programme out of which the first 110 graduated from high school between 2009 and 2014. All 110 graduates are now studying at university, 24 of them in the medical field and four of our students are studying political science, physics and economics at New York University in Abu Dhabi on a full four year scholarship. Please find two of their stories here: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/admissions/student-profiles/musbah-dilsebo.html
The first engineers and medical doctors have already graduated from university. All of them have found excellent employment.
We are making a remarkable difference to a growing number of academically talented youngsters who would otherwise not have had any chance of even secondary education.