Getaye lived in the countryside 30km from Lalibela. A number of years ago both his parents were killed during a thunder storm. After this he moved into Lalibela.
He survives by working as a labourer and has tried to keep up with his schoolwork at the same time.
He did well in the grade 10 national exams and now has a place in grade 11. It has been agreed to support him with 600 Birr per month.