2009 Age 19 years
Desta’s parents live 40 Km. from Lalibela. She is the second youngest of 5 children. She is a clever girl, but the parents do not have the money to support her further education. She has successfully completed grade 12 and is taking up a place at Debre Birhan University. She will be studying Social Sciences and Humanities.
It has been agreed to give her 900 Birr every month (£45), with an incentive bonus of 600 Birr on successful completion of semester 1 and another 600 Birr on successful completion of first year.
2010 Age 20 years
Desta has been studying Social Sciences and Humanities at Debre Birhan University. She is very grateful for the support, which has enabled her to buy her University requirements. As books are not readily available, or computers, a big expensive is for photocopying information. Continue reading Desta Abebaw
2011 Aged 21 years
Desta is studying Social Sciences and Humanities at Debre Birhan University. She scored 3.17 out of a possible 4 in her second year and is now promoted to year 3.
Her biggest expenses are for photocopying materials as books are not readily available and for travelling. She could not do this without our support.
It has been agreed to continue her monthly payment of 600 Birr with 2 performance related bonuses, paying up to 400 Birr each.
MA in CIVIC and ETHICAL STUDIES
DEBRE BERHAN UNIVERSITY
Desta is at present doing a 3 month teacher training course in Addis Ababa. We are continuing our support throughout this course.