As COVID has put a pause on some of our projects and fundraising efforts towards children education in Ethiopia, we have decided to steer our focus on COVID relief efforts and created a campaign to fight COVID-19 in Ethiopia. Tesfa’s new project is in collaboration with an organization in Ethiopia, Lenesum, which was started to help marginalized communities in Ethiopia during the pandemic. We are relying on the generosity of people and organizations like you to support our cause. Here are more details:
$2013 for 2013: With your help, our goal is to raise $2013 for the upcoming new year in Ethiopia (2013)! No, that's not a typo! It’ll be 2013 in the Ethiopian calendar on September 11, 2020. As many nations have been rocked to their core by the Coronavirus pandemic, many developing nations are reeling against the fight. With your generosity, we can provide essential supplies for 27 families against the fight with COVID-19.
Water, sanitation and hygiene can help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
In collaboration with Lenesum, an organization based in Ethiopia that provides cleaning supplies, food, masks and more to communities in need, we will fund these “buckets” (pictured below) filled with items including rolls of toilet paper, soap, masks, menstrual pads, hand sanitizers, water buckets, and more. Each bucket costs about $75.00 to put together and provides a family of 3-5 people with a two-month supply of necessary hygiene items to keep them safe.
We’re also partnering with a group of doctors from Lifeline Medical Services to teach a hand hygiene session for the families.
Who does it benefit?
Tesfa Ethiopia has formed a standing partnership with Yekelem Amba, a public primary school in the heart of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 2019, we provided all 400 students at Yekelem Amba with full uniforms. Many of the students and their families at Yekelem Amba often struggle to make ends meet, with your help, we can raise $2013 in 2013 in order to provide 27 families at Yekelem Amba with a 2 month supply of what they need against the fight with COVID-19.
Ye Kelem Amba Students rocking their new uniforms