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November 2019

Danyeh Gutema EEF volunteer

Danyeh Gutema, 20, Engineering student at Cornell University, USA

My time with the Ethiopian Education Foundation has been a life-changing experience that words can barely begin to explain. The staff at Iko Poran and EEF worked diligently to ensure everything ran as smoothly as possible. The students of EEF are the most amazing part, all with golden hearts. They made me feel welcomed and...

Yun, Geun, and Sangweon, South Korea

"It was a unique experience interacting with students from such different settings to where we are from. This part of the trip (around the world) we are sure will be the most memorable as we felt that we have been able to contribute something”   “It was different to what I expected – I thought, being...

October 2019

19 medical doctors between 2005 and 2019

After 15 years of operation (we started EEF in December 2014)vwe have supported 235 youngsters in Ethiopia. 123 students have already graduated from university with degrees, 19 of them have become fully qualified medical doctors working in hospitals across Ethiopia (November 2019). You can see full statistics here. If you believe, like we do, that education is key to...

September 2019

The Habtamu family

Fekadu Habtamu was one of our first ever students. This was his profile in 2005: Fekadu’s parents are farmers who live away from Addis Ababa. Fekadu has nine brothers and sisters and his parents are unable to support all of their children. The family lives in a grass-covered hut with no window. Space is so cramped...

New grade 9 students

Last week our new Grade 9 students came for an orientation day of peer presentations, bonding games and taking measures for their new uniforms. They are the most wonderful group of youngsters and we are thrilled to be with them on their amazing journey. In just four years they will graduate from high school and...

Dr. Emmanuel Ehiwe

Dr. Emmanuel Ehiwe, a consultant sonographer and public health practitioner from Birmingham, UK I had a great experience volunteering and working with children of the Ethiopian Education Foundation (EEF). It was a grand experience coaching the youths on the basics of health and well-being lifestyle initiatives. Everyone involved learnt and practiced basic CPR and resuscitation techniques...

January 2019

Ephrem Girmachew

Ephrem Girmachew, first EEF student

Ephrem (our first EEF student and the inspiration of our programme) graduated from Addis Ababa University in 2013 with a degree in computer science. He now owns and runs a very successful travel company. Take a look, they are brilliant! Southern Ethiopa Tours is the unparalleled specialist for authentic trips in Southern Ethiopa. If you are...