Caroline Walker

Our Girls’ Football Team

Our Girls’ Football Team provides a space for girls to play, to improve their fitness, and to develop a peer support network. Girls have fewer opportunities than boys because of concerns for their safety and a greater responsibility for household chores. Our football team shows that girls thrive when given the same opportunities as boys. …

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Meet Tigist

Girls Education: Tigist’s Story In the Amhara region, more girls than boys enrol in primary school but throughout secondary school more female students drop out and, nationwide, only three in ten university students are female. One problem that holds girls back at school is periods. Girls who are from poor families in particular are unable …

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Meet Fenta

Teacher Training: Fenta’s Story In a national assessment, the Ethiopian Ministry of Education found that six in ten grade 4 students have a ‘below basic’ proficiency in English. This is a problem because when students move to secondary school, all lessons are taught in English. Many teachers themselves struggle with English as their second language …

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Shashkurit School

School Construction: Shashkurit School Together We Learn has been helping schools to build new classrooms, latrines and library buildings for over twenty years. As our team has grown we have been able to reach out to the schools most in need of support – rural schools where students are learning outside and where they don’t …

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Meet Anteneh

Sponsorship: Anteneh’s Story Anteneh was born in a small village in the Amhara region in 1995. He grew up with little support from his mother or his father; his parents never married and both started separate families. After enrolling in grade one, Anteneh walked seven kilometers each day to attend his nearest elementary school. Before …

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Meet Habte

Playgroup: Habte’s Story Habte started coming to the Playgroup when his sponsorship started. He was undernourished and had not started school yet so Playgroup would help him learn key early skills for Primary school. However, when he started coming to the Playgroup, our Youth Worker noticed that Habte wasn’t developing as he normally would by …

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