Give Some Holiday Cheer to Some Special Children
Only the educated are free.
In 2000, when local teacher, Muday Mitiku started the Fresh and Green Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, she never thought the plight of these needy children would touch so many people—all she knew was that if she did nothing, nothing would change for them. Since then, 139 children’s lives have been improved beyond recognition.
However, in 2008, the school had run out of funding and was in danger of closing. Fortunately, three flight attendants were on a mission trip to the school and had fallen in love with the children. They could not turn their back on them and upon their return to the US they founded Friends of Fresh and Green Academy Inc. (FoFaGAcademy), a 501(c)(3) non profit organization .
FoFaGAcademy has become the primary support of the Fresh and Green Academy and the children who had been begging on the streets now receive year-round access to clean drinking water, medical care, three nutritious meals a day, and a well-rounded education including art, music, computer classes and physical education and morals classes.
FoFaGAcademy also supports a Mother’s Cooperative within the community, where local crafts can be sold to provide for their families.
What We Need & What You Get
Now we need your help to keep the school operating—This year we were able to build a new building to accommodate the addition of fifth grade. We have hired new, highly qualified, teachers that truly care about teaching and the well being of the students at Fresh and Green. While this was all much needed, it has increased our costs by $2,000 per month. The children cannot put their learning and growing on hold because we do not have funding.
Several of the students are living in violent and sexually transgressive homes as well. One bright young student, Hirut, ran away from the home she was living when the men of the house tried to abuse her. Hirut and two other children who have been abandoned, are now living in a house we have rented for $300 per month, near the school. One of the mothers and her two children live there as well and provide the adult supervision the children need.
Your donation will help us carry on Muday Mitiku’s work, and allow these children to learn, grow, and reach their potential in a safe and loving environment. Please donate today, and allow us to keep providing education, food, and care for these often overlooked children. A single donation is hugely appreciated, or you can become a child’s sponsor. Sponsorship is a unique way of becoming a crucial part of these children’s lives and while the money goes toward helping all the children, you will receive periodic updates on an individual student.
$10–Buys a child a new school uniform.
$35–Monthly donation allows you to become a child’s sponsor.
$60–Pays a teacher’s salary for a month.
$100–Feeds 6 children for a month.
$600–Pays the school’s rent for one month.
$1000–Contributes to the new school facility, which will include boarding and guarantee a safe night’s sleep in addition to food, health services, and education for the children.