Getenet Biru

graduates-2012Diploma 4, Tour Guiding
Vocational School, Lalibela
2012

Getenet Biru has graduated from the vocational school in Lalibela with a Diploma 4 in tour guiding. He won the prize for the top student in the year. He is interested in using this qualification as entrance to University and has been advised to work for one year and then apply for support with this, if he is still interested.

Getanu Getnu

graduates-2012Diploma 3, Textiles
Vocational School, Lalibela
2012

Getanu has graduated from the vocational school in Lalibela with a diploma 3 in textiles. He is setting up a traditional weaving loom at Ben Abeba restaurant, where he will give demonstrations to tourists and, hopefully, have a market place for his produce.

Almaz Melese

ALMAZ-MELESE-20122012 Age 20 years

Almaz has just completed year 1 of a BSc in Nursing at the Tropical College of Medicine in Dessie. She has to pay fees for this course and was having to give up as her family have no money to pay.

The chairman of the Lalibelan committee met her mother in Lalibela trying to sell her land in the countryside to enable Almaz to stay at College. She is now given 2,000 birr per month, which covers her fees and her expenses.

Mebratu Tsehaynew

MEBRATU-TSEHAYNEW-20122012 Age 22 years

Mebratu is studying Biology in the Kombolcha campus of Wollo University. He has completed second year with a mark of 2.98 out of a possible 4.

He was home for 2 months in the summer, but has now returned to Kombulcha to start his third year studies.

It has been agreed to continue his monthly payment of 600 Birr with 2 performance related bonuses, paying up to 400 Birr each.

Eyerus Sisay

EYERUS-SISAY-20122012 Aged 18 Years

Eyerus has now completed her first year of engineering at Axum University.

She has been back in Lalibela for her summer break and I am delighted to see how much she has grown in confidence throughout the year.

It has been agreed to continue her monthly payment of 600 Birr with 2 performance related bonuses, paying up to 400 Birr each.

Destaw Temesgn Gelaye

DESTAW-TEMESGEN-GELAYE-20122012 Aged 21 Years

Destaw is now into his third year of a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering at Addis Ababa University.

He has completed his second year with an average of 3.69 out of a possible 4 and has been graded with ‘great distinction’.

It has been agreed to continue his monthly payment of 600 Birr with 2 performance related bonuses, paying up to 400 Birr each.

Fiker Getnet Worku

FIKER-GETNET-WORKU-20122012 Aged 22 Years

Fiker is now into his third year of a BSc in electrical and computer engineering at Addis Ababa University. He scored an average of 2.69 out of a possible 4 for his second year studies.

His main problem in doing the course is computer access, as most of the work is computer related. 80% of the students on the course have their own computer.

He is very grateful for all the support he is being given but has asked that if anyone has an old computer and can get it over here, he would be forever in their debt.

It has been agreed to continue his monthly payment of 600 Birr with 2 performance related bonuses, paying up to 400 Birr each.

Muluye Abebe Amlaku

MULUYE-ABEBE-AMLAKU-20122012 Aged 21 Years

Muluye is studying Business and Economics at Hawassa University. He scored an average of 2.91 out of a possible 4 in his second year and has now started the third year of his course.

It has been agreed to continue his monthly payment of 600 Birr with 2 performance related bonuses, paying up to 400 Birr each.

Baye Tesfaw

BAYE-TESFAW-20122012 Aged 18 Years

Baye retried the grade 10 national exam but, unfortunately, was still not successful in gaining a place in grade 11.

He is continuing with his second year studies at the vocational school where he is studying to become an electrician.

It has been agreed to continue his support of 500 Birr per month with 2 performance related bonuses, paying up to 250 Birr each.

Wubetu Biset Awoke

WUBETU-BISET-AWOKE-20112012 Aged 18 Years

Wubetu is now in his final year at the vocational school studying tour guiding. As both his parents are dead, the money we give him helps to support the family in addition to keeping him at college.

He has great ambitions to run his own company in the future.

It has been agreed to continue his support of 500 Birr per month for a third year with 2 performance related bonuses, paying up to 250 Birr each.