Ethiopian Education Foundation

Registered Charity Number 1107364

Total raised
£3062.46 + £280.00 Gift Aid = £3342.46
+ £23.75 Gift Aid
+ £256.25 Gift Aid

About Ethiopian Education Foundation

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.

The eef mission is to provide excellent schooling for severely under privileged yet motivated academically promising students in Ethiopia empowering them with the skills that will enable them to transform Ethiopia's future. EEF's work transforms the lives and future of these students. Ultimately the future of Ethiopia as whole will be impacted. EEF has already produced 19 fully qualified Medical Doctors and over 60 Engineers from its first few batches of scholarship students who entered the programme from 2004 onwards.

Each year we grant around 12 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 15 years, we now have 235 students on the programme out of which the first 184 graduated from high school between 2009 and 2019. All graduates managed university entrance. 19 are now qualified medical doctors working in hospitals across Ethiopia. 65 have graduated universities as engineers. Many of our students have received prestigious full scholarships, 10 at New York University and 9 at Earth University in Costa Rica.

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.

EFFECTIVE: The Ethiopian Education Foundation (eef) is an effective UK registered charity achieving measurable and sustainable results with virtually zero administration cost. All work for eef is done on a voluntary basis (no salaries) and our admin costs are covered in full by the trustees and directors. Therefore every penny of every donation goes directly to helping our students.

We run the organisation like a business, but the outcome is dramatic change instead of profit.

Please help us by making a one off or regular donation.

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Many thanks.

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