Yengusie Mekonen

YENGUSIE MEKONEN 20132013 Age 18 years

Yengusie’s family live in the countryside. She came into Lalibela to continue her education from grade 9. In Lalibela she lived with an Aunt and her family—all in 1 room.

Two Irish tourists met her in Lalibela and funded for her to rent a room of her own to help her study and succeed in her grade 12 national examinations. They also directed her apply for the scholarship fund.

Yengusie has been successful and is now in her first year at Axum University where she is studying engineering.

It has been agreed to give her a monthly payment of 600 birr + 2 performance related bonuses of up to 400 birr each.