Asmamaw Setegen

ASMAMAW-SETEGN-20102010 Aged 21 years

Asmamaw is from a poor family in a rural area close to Lalibela. His parents are old and have no money to support his education. He supported himself throughout his schooling by teaching younger children. Last year he successfully gained a place at Bahir Dar University to study Law. He is interested in the Arts and writes poetry in his spare time. Continue reading Asmamaw Setegen

Asmamaw Setegen

ASMAMAW-SETEGN-20112011 Age 22 Years

Asmamaw is studying Law at Bahir Dar University. He didn’t get support from us in his first year and was on the point of giving up when he was accepted for our support. He has now successfully completed his second year with a score of 2.81 out of a possible 4.

During the year he had Malaria. (Bahir Dar is a danger area for this). Our money meant that he could access medical help and he was able to return to his studies.

In his words: “Hadn’t I got the chance in your foundation, I wouldn’t continue my education.”

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

Asmamaw Setegen

ASMAMAW-SETEGN-20122012 Age 23 years

Asmamaw is now into his fourth year of Law at Bahir Dar University. In his third year he scored an average of 2.29 out of a possible 4.

His result was poorer than last year as he lost time due to contracting Malaria. Our money meant that he could get the necessary medical treatment and he is now well and back on track.

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

Continuing Undergraduates 2013

10 of our continuing students are in the University system this year. The main reason for this is that we are now in our 5th year and our students are working hard, succeeding and moving on.

As all our students are from very poor backgrounds, often with illiterate parents, their success is amazing. They all have a thirst for education and will hopefully have a future very different from that of their parents.

It has been agreed that all these students will get a monthly payment of 600 birr with 2 performance related bonuses paying up to 400 birr each.

Asmamaw Setegn

ASMAMAW-SETEGN-20142014 Age 25 years

LL.B. Bahir Dar University

Asmamaw successfully applied for our support in 2010. He had completed his first year of a Law degree and was having to give up due to lack of money.

July 2014 saw him graduate as a lawyer from Bahir Dar University.

He has recently started in employment in Addis Ababa.