2009 Age 19 years
Yonas has elderly parents who are unable to work and are therefore unable to support. He completed grade 12 this year and was the top student in Lalibela. He has been allocated a place at Gonder University to study medicine, and our support means that he can take up this place.
It has been agreed to give him 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
Yonas has now successfully completed the first year of his 7 year, medical course at Gonder University. He scored 3.28 out of a possible 4, which is excellent as Gonder is one of the top Universities for Medicine in Ethiopia. Continue reading Yonas Gedamu
2011 Age 21 years
Yonas is from a small village outside Lalibela. Many children in the village still don’t access education. Yonas, against all odds, is now studying medicine at Gondar University. He has just completed second year and has scored an amazing 3.7 out of a possible 4. He is now in his third year and his dream is becoming a reality, thanks to our support.
He has found it difficult to manage this year on 600 Birr per month and both committees have agreed to make him an exception and up his monthly payment to 900 Birr. He will also receive two performance related bonuses of a possible 400 Birr each.
2012 Aged 22 years
Yonas has now finished his third year of medicine at Gonder University. He is continuing to do exceptionally well in his studies and scored an average of 3.43 out of a possible 4.
The Bude Methodist Church has upped his payment to 1,500 birr every month and he is absolutely delighted.
2013 Age 23 years
Yonas has now finished his fourth year of medicine at Gonder University. He is continuing to do exceptionally well in his studies and scored an average of 3.43 out of a possible 4.
He is now doing practical placements in the hospital in Gonder and is thoroughly enjoying the experience.
He will continue to get his payment of 1,500 birr per month.
2014 Age 24 years
Yonas has now finished his fifth year of medicine at Gonder University. He is continuing to do exceptionally well in his studies.
This is his final year and he is scheduled to graduate in July 2015. He will continue to get his payment of 1,500 birr per month.
2015 Age 25 years
Yonas has now graduated as a doctor from Gonder University.