Aug 2016

What’s new at Tewabech House?

Posted by sharon on Monday 8th August 2016

Two years ago you helped us open the doors of Tewabech House, a sanctuary for young girls who were previously living dangerously on the streets of Gondar.

Over the past few months the girls sure have been busy! After studying hard for their first semester examinations, all 16 girls passed and a few even ranked in the top 5 of their respective classes – we are so proud here at Ethiopiaid HQ! To continue these great results, Yenege Tesfa staff and local volunteers are now working together to provide the girls with extra tutorials, building upon their previous learning and helping them achieve new goals in the coming semester.

They have also begun to teach the girls a new set of very important skills – generosity and compassion. In recent months, the 16 girls have been giving up their favourite fruits (bananas and oranges), and donating them instead to patients at Gondar Hospital. The girls have developed a strong sense of empathy and enjoy sharing with others who are also in need.

Because of your support of the Homes for Tomorrow Program, the girls have not only escaped life on the street and become part of a supportive, loving home environment, but they are becoming stronger, independent young women. Expect to see even more outstanding results from this bunch!

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