case studies

Meet Tibebe

Football Teams: Tibebe’s Story Together We Learn’s football team in Bishoftu is led by a young and dynamic coach called Tibebe who first approached the charity when he was 14 years old, young but with a big heart. Tibebe lives in Bishoftu with his parents, and has two sisters and one brother. Tibebe first heard …

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Meet Muluyay

Sponsorship: Muluyay’s Story Muluyay was an ordinary girl who liked to play hide-and-seek. As she got older, she helped her mother with the housework; cleaning, cooking, doing the laundry, selling tella (local beer) and fetching water. She was a good student, in the top 10 of her class, and she liked to play volleyball. However, …

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Meet Abdu

Kindu Klub: Abdu’s Story When Abdu’s mother first came to Together We Learn for sponsorship support, the family was living in very bad conditions and they didn’t have enough to eat. This extreme poverty resulted in malnutrition, a lack of hygiene and little hope for a better life. Abdu weighed only 3 kilos at the …

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Meet Solomon

Sponsorship: Solomon’s Story Solomon and his brother Addisu were orphans living as street children when they first heard about Together We Learn. Both of Solomon’s parents had died when he was young. Solomon’s father was an army captain and died in the Ethiopian civil war. Solomon’s mother later died after a long illness, the exact …

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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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