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Support Education in Ethiopia

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BENEFITING: Begin With One

THE STORY:

The Ethiopian educational system is an a state of crisis. Nearly half of Ethiopian families live on less than $1.25 a day leaving millions of school aged children few options. Many children become involved in child labor and or leave rural villages in search of jobs only to ultimately become displaced or lured into trafficking and prostitution in order to survive. Tuition is free for primary school aged children yet uniforms and learning materials create an economic barrier which keep children from attending or completing school. 
 
Working with the leaders on the ground of Children's Hopechest we have already begun to carefully address this crisis and have hundreds of children now in school yet WE NEED MORE CLASSROOM SPACE. We are seeking to expand classrooms at the Aroma School in the Chapa community where we have been involved for five years.  With additional classroom space students can advance to the next grade and more children can be educated each day. As our young children who have attended the Chapa school are growing up they need to be able to move up in grade levels to advance their education. This is a way of holistically sustaining the Chapa community and assisting many children to fulfill their dreams, far beyond the barriers of poverty. 

Help us engage your community and sphere of influence to act on behalf of the children of Chapa who also want to attend school just as our children love and benefit from school.  We are seeking 60K to change the trajectory of young lives in Ethiopia!

Just over five years ago the leadership of Children's Hopechest visited the Chapa Community for the first time. It was determined that with the leadership of the Hiwot Berhan Church a gathering place would be established for the children of the mountainous Chapa village to attend school and discpleship classes. The Chapa Carepoint was born.  

After adopting our now five year old daughter from Ethiopia we became eager to not only give back to her birthplace, but to educate others on the tremendous poverty and lack of opportunity we witnessed and how change begins when we holistically support one child at a time. As one community supports another we all become stronger.   We said yes when approached by Children's Hopechest to become Carepoint Coordinators of the Chapa Connect Community and from there the dream of Begin With One was born. 

Today we seek to advocate for the people of Chapa who we have grown to know and love during our annual visits with mission teams. Our connect community {family, friends, church members, colleagues, neighbors, etc.} now sponsor 150 Chapa children and we have worked to become the voice of numerous other community needs.  During our annual visits we are able to build even stronger relationships and this past year the village women shared that for nine years as a community they prayed for someone to help them to educate their children.  We were not only amazed but honored to be called to act on their behalf.  Please help us support the much needed blocks of classrooms to encourage the Chapa children to rise. Throughout the world we all deeply desire health, family, protection, discpleship, sanitation and education. Help us make those dreams a reality by supporting the mission of Begin With One. 

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Donor Comments

The Bird Family

The Bird Family

In honor of The Strobel Family. 3 years ago

Betsy Kopp

Betsy Kopp

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kevin Nauta

Kevin Nauta

DONATION: $25

Proud to support Melanie and Bob Strobel in their efforts. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In honor of Misgana. 3 years ago