The school was established in 2015 in Hosaena, a small town 4 hours south of Addis Ababa. The school takes in children from Kindergarten to 6th grade. It currently has 600 students , 325 of which are female.
Some Student Stories
“My name is Meron Takele. I am 10 years old and I am in grade 4. I have 2 older sisters. One of my sister went to school until grade 4 and then she went to Beirut, my other sister also went to school until grade 7 and when she was about to start grade 8 her visa came and went to Beirut. I don’t want to go to elsewhere like my sisters I would rather learn and achieve my dream [of] becoming an accountant. In general I like all the subjects but my most favorite subject is Math. I only saw a computer once our teacher took us to show us the parts of a leaf. I never saw it again but I would like to touch it and learn more on it as it looks so fancy.”
“My name is Kirubel Mesfin. I am 8 years old and 3rd grade student. I have two sisters and three brothers. I am the youngest child in my family. Only I and my elder sister go to school because my family are unable to afford for all of us. My older brother went to school until he drops out at 10th grade. Now he doesn’t go to school anymore because he needs to support the family. I love to learn and I have scored good grades and always ranking number 1. The first time I saw a computer was at our school. The school had 2 PCs and they showed us how to write our names and showed us some picture of Animals. I was so amazed and asking my teacher so many questions; how does it work? who is behind the computer? Since then I am more eager to know more about it and I want to learn more. I don’t want to quit my education like my brother I want to learn more and know more about computer and join university’s to become a civil engineer.”