Tesfa means hope in Amharic.
Our mission is to expand opportunities for children and youth in parts of Ethiopia where the necessary resources to build self-reliance are inadequate. We strengthen families and communities in ways that make for sustainable networks to properly support children and youth.
We build schools, train teachers, supply educational needs, support a running club, empower teenagers to determine their futures and partner with some seriously smart folks.
We change lives.
This fundraising team will directly support Team Tesfa, our running club in Addis Ababa.
"Every year hundreds of teenage girls come to Addis Ababa from the surrounding regions to train as athletes, hoping to escape poverty through their talent. At the least, they hope for education and employment in the capital city. The majority of them have no friends or family to support them. Many of these girls will be victims of sexual violence. Many will be forced into some form of servitude in order to survive. In Addis Ababa, more than 30 per cent of girls aged 10-14 are not living with their parents. Twenty per cent of these have run away from child marriages. Twelve per cent of adolescents aged 10-14 surveyed in Addis Ababa were domestic workers..." (Read more about Team Tesfa and where your donation goes here.)