Abebe Salehu Weleargay

ABEBE-SALEHU-WELEARGAYE-20112011 Aged 20 Years

Abebe has now successfully completed grade 12 and has been allocated a place at Gonder University to study engineering. The start date has not been announced yet, but he hopes to be leaving soon.

Our support throughout the year has meant he has rented a house in Lalibela and not walked the 11 Km. each way every day. In addition, his younger brother and sister have stayed in Lalibela with him and not had to walk.

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

Mebratu Tsehaynew

MEBRATU-TSEHAYNEW-20102010 Age 20 years

Mebratu has now successfully completed grade 12. In his report of the year, he says that the £25 per month we have given him has allowed him to live a ‘luxurious life’. ‘Luxurious’ is not as we understand! I know that the money has been used to rent a room in Lalibela and that one of his sisters, and a school friend, have also been staying there, at no cost. The £25 has therefore been supporting 3 young people.

The money has enabled Mebratu to concentrate on his studies. Unfortunately, he did not get a high enough grade to be accepted to study Computer Science at University, which was his dream. He has, however, been given a place at Dessie University to study Computational Science (Maths and Sciences in addition to a teaching qualification). He is very happy with this. It has been agreed to give him 600 Birr (£30) per month for the year. There will also be two, performance related, incentive bonuses, paying up to 600 Birr each.

Getnet Biru

GETNET-BIRU-20102010 Age 18 years

Getnet has spent the year in the Vocational School in Lalibela. He has been studying to be a tour guide. On completion, he will have a good opportunity for work in Lalibela. He re-sat his grade 10 national examinations, but again did not achieve the required grades for entry to grade 11.

He is happy with his tour-guiding course and it has been agreed to support him for a second year at College with 500 Birr (£25) per month. There will also be two, performance related, incentive bonuses, paying up to 250 Birr each.

Getanu Getnu

GETANU-GETNU-20102010 Age 18 years

Getanu sat his grade 10 National examinations in June. Unfortunately, he did not achieve a high enough grade to get a place in grade 11. (200 students out of the 2,000 in grade 10 achieve a place).

He has successfully got a place in the Vocational School to study textiles. He is studying his grade 10 work at night school and will re-sit his grade 10 national exams in June.

It has been agreed to support him for the year. He will get 500 Birr (£25) per month and two, performance related, incentive bonuses, paying up to 250 Birr each.

Tarko Naguse

TARKO-NAGUSE-20102010 Age 20 years

Tarko has spent the year at the Vocational School, in Lalibela. He has been studying furniture making. He re-sat his grade 10 national examinations, but, again, did not achieve the required grades for entry to grade 11.

He is happy with his course and it has been agreed to support him for a second year at College with 500 Birr (£25) per month. There will also be two, performance related, incentive bonuses, paying up to 250 Birr each.