Raya-Azebo Scholarship Program Deutsch
In the Ethiopian school year of 2017-2018, Ethiopian Enterprises embarked on a pilot scholarship program with 24 high school students from Mehoni High School in the rural region of Raya-Azebo. The pilot program was a clear success, and the pass rate of our scholarship recipients in the notoriously competitive 10th grade state exams was double the rural average. We began the next school year 2018-19 with 25 students selected from two high schools (9th and 10th grade) and a ‘Preparatory School’ (11th and 12th grade) and are delighted to report that these students notched up a 100% pass rate in their 10th, 11th and 12th grade examinations in June 2019. Our 12th grade students did extremely well and have been accepted to universities in Harrar and Mekelle. One of our 10th grade students even topped the state of Tigray with a perfect score in his 10th grade examinations, and has been recognized by the state education department.
The results of the past two years show clearly that the scholarship program makes an enormous difference to the chances of recipients to pass their exams and receive a fuller education. Most of the students have described the support of their sponsors as ‘life-changing’ or even ‘life-saving’. In September 2019 the program entered its third year with 44 students selected from 5 schools in Raya-Azebo.
The cost of sponsoring a scholarship recipient for a school year is CHF 300. Sponsors receive two yearly updates on their student’s progress and are able to communicate with their student/s. If you are interested in becoming a student sponsor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the relevant information. And of course, if you would like to make a donation to this program without sponsoring a student, this will be gratefully received. Simply mark your donation to Ethiopian Enterprises as STIP and it will be added to the dedicated scholarship fund.