Saturday, May 2, 2009

Girls of Nedjo 2004

REAL supports girls in a school operated by the Ethiopian Evangelical Church—Mekane Yesus in Nedjo, Ethiopia. We started there in 2006. A local committee selects the girls based on academic potential and financial need. In addition to uniforms, books, and tuition a stipend is paid to the family of the girls to better the lot of the whole family. Such support sends a message about the importance of education for girls. A mentor for each cluster of girls is included in the sponsorship amount.

The following blog posts show photos of our 2006 Nedjo group of girls. The descriptions are in their own words.