Today, our singular focus is to raise enough funds so that we can electrify the school and ship the computers. We have collected over 120 computers now ready to be shipped. However, without power in the school, the computers would not be put to good use. So we are still continuing to ask our friends, families and everybody we know to help us reach that goal.
We believe that having access to the internet and online learning resources will help the students close the gap that exists right now.
Thanks to our supporters, Zorat Elementary School is one step closer to getting electrified. We have now raised $12,000 as of April 2013. We feel blessed to have your support and we know you will take us all the way to $20,000. Give the gift of education.
Zorat is an elementary school in Northern Ethiopia, near the historic town of Axum. Zorat full elementary school, as it is known, has approximately 2000 students from grades one to eight. The picture you see here is one of the buildings used as classrooms.
Imagine a child sitting on a rock, doing school work on their lap.We would like to prevent students from going back to sitting on rocks. There is an ongoing need to have enough chairs and desks so that no student will ever sit on a rock. Beyond that, the school has no running water or electricity.
The school has a one room structure that has been designated as a library. They have less than a few hundred books and most of them were donated from different sources.
Recently, a family donated $365.00 to Zorat.org. This is the third time this family has done it. We are so grateful for their continued support. Thank you very much. When ever we visit them around Halloween, they gave us their donation on a brown bag. They save $1/day for the year just for zorat. $1/day seems very small and easy to do but it goes a long way for our cause.
We hope there will be more people who can do the same as this family.
In three years, we have done several projects for the school. We have achieved our goal of having all students a chair and a desk, we have provided funding for uniforms for kids that are Orphaned and we have bought 570 books! Now the Tigrai government has promised us that they will electrify the school.
Our effort will now focus on finding computers loaded with free educational software that can be used by the students. We are looking at logisitics of how many and when we will begin to collect computers. We look forward to your continued support.
18¢ per day can change 2000 Students in Ethiopia!