Destaw is doing a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering at Addis Ababa University. He was one of the ‘extras’ we added to the fund last year and he has paid us back by scoring 3.67 out of a possible 4 for his first year of study. He has now been promoted to second year.
He is from a very poor family that is unable to give him much support. Our support of him is letting his family keep a younger brother in grade 11 at school.
He describes our help as the ‘backbone’ of his education. He says he has a lack of words to express just how grateful he is!
It has been agreed to continue his monthly payment of 600 Birr with 2 performance related bonuses, paying up to 400 Birr each.