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Isabella Millman's Fundraiser:

Back To School! Spin for The Kololo School!

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BENEFITING: ETHIOPIA Reads

ORGANIZER: Julie

EVENT: SoulCycle 2016

EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2016

Isabella Millman

THE STORY:

 

Dear Friends,
 

As many of you know, I have a dear friend named Meazi whom I have known and loved since the 1st grade. Meazi and her brother, Melese, were adopted together from a rural Ethiopian village named Kololo. Meazi was  when she was adopted. One day, in 2011, it occurred to Meazi that when she was in Ethiopia, she never held a book. She mentioned this to her mother and together, they helped form not only a library, but a school in Ethiopia. 

The Kololo School opened five years ago this month. Hundreds of children entered a classroom for the very first time; among them were Meazi and Melese’s biological siblings, their brother, and their sister. Their sister was 14 years old on her first day of kindergarten.

The school has come a long way. Improvements happen every year. Last year we were even able to offer a snack program for the first time. During a time of terrible drought and food insecurity, this small snack of bread and peanut butter was often the only food these children ate all day.

This month close to 300 more students with eager hearts and eyes wide open are back to school in Kololo. They study hard and dream of a brighter future.

I’m now honored to be taking part in a special SoulCycle fundraiser to raise money for the Kololo school. I’d be so grateful if you would contribute and help me help this special school which holds special meaning to me because of Meazi. The fundraiser is on October 22 and I need to raise a minimum of $250 in order to participate.

The Kololo School was created by Ethiopia Reads for children living in hard-to-reach farming villages in the Kembata Tembaro Zone in South West Ethiopia (SNNPR).

Situated on a site only accessible from a dirt track road - to a point - and then by foot, the success of the project is due to perseverance and an ethic of team work between Ethiopia Reads staff and Kololo villagers.

Opened in 2012, the school now serves around 300 children, aged 4 to 11.

Ethiopia Reads has created a haven of fun learning for both the children and teachers at Kololo School.

Located away from the dusty roads, this school is built on a beautiful hillside and boasts large classrooms, a library, staff room, play area, a view to inspire and a student body that has grown by 400% since the school first opened. 

The Kololo School runs a non-formal education program, which means the schedule is built around community and familial needs, allowing children to help out during harvest season without disrupting their education.

Through the tireless efforts of Kololo School's supporters, we continue to improve and expand. This past year new pit latrines were constructed. We hope to see playground and a meal program soon.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$935

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rochelle Millman

    $100

  • Perri and Steve Levitus

    $100

  • The Levitus Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tony

    $10

  • Mr Snape

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Linda Schimberg

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nanci Frenkel

    $100

  • Kari Kane

    $25

  • The Michael Family

    $100

  • Alexis and Jason

    $25

  • The Reyter Family

    $50

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $61,411 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Gina Robins

Amount Raised

$24,735

Fundraiser Title

Meazi Meazi

Amount Raised

$6,400

Fundraiser Title

Julie Corby

Amount Raised

$6,150

 

12% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

JAMES SCHOR

Amount Raised

$3,345

Fundraiser Title

Jack Oshinsky

Amount Raised

$2,245

Fundraiser Title

Lea Russo

Amount Raised

$2,140

Fundraiser Title

Jaya Harper

Amount Raised

$1,930

Fundraiser Title

Isabella Millman

Amount Raised

$935

Donor Comments

The Reyter Family

The Reyter Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alexis and Jason

Alexis and Jason

DONATION: $25

â 2 years ago

The Michael Family

The Michael Family

DONATION: $100

Go Izzy!! 2 years ago

Kari Kane

Kari Kane

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Nanci Frenkel

Nanci Frenkel

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Ride like the wind, Izzy!!! 2 years ago

Linda Schimberg

Linda Schimberg

DONATION: $100

Way to go Izzy! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mr Snape

Mr Snape

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Tony

Tony

DONATION: $10

Way to go Isabella... have a fun ride for a good cause 2 years ago