Abebe has now successfully completed grade 12 and has been allocated a place at Gonder University to study engineering. The start date has not been announced yet, but he hopes to be leaving soon.
Our support throughout the year has meant he has rented a house in Lalibela and not walked the 11 Km. each way every day. In addition, his younger brother and sister have stayed in Lalibela with him and not had to walk.
It has been agreed to give him a monthly payment of 600 Birr with 2 performance related bonuses, paying up to 400 Birr each.