In 2000, when local teacher, Muday Mitiku started the Fresh and Green Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, she never thought the plight of these needy children would touch so many people—all she knew was that if she did nothing, nothing would change for them. Since then, 125 children’s lives have been improved beyond recognition.
However, in 2008, the school had run out of funding and was in danger of closing. Fortunately, three flight attendants were on a mission trip to the school and had fallen in love with the children. They could not turn their back on them and upon their return to the US they founded Friends of Fresh and Green Academy Inc. (FoFaGAcademy), a 501(c)(3) non profit organization .
FoFaGAcademy has become the primary support of the Fresh and Green Academy and the children who had been begging on the streets now receive year-round access to clean drinking water, medical care, three nutritious meals a day, and a well-rounded education including art, music, computer classes and physical education and morals classes.
FoFaGAcademy also supports a Mother’s Cooperative within the community, where local crafts can be sold to provide for their families.
What We Need & What You Get
Now we need your help to keep the school operating—next year the 4th graders will be in 5th grade, and require a separate building per government regulation. The children cannot put their learning and growing on hold because we do not have funding. Boarding facilities are crucial now, as several of the students are living in violent and sexually transgressive homes, and many others cannot otherwise attend the school: This year, Kalkidan left the school because her mother had to take work as a domestic servant in another country, and when Metesenot’s mother died he was moved to an orphanage, thereby leaving his friends and a chance at a first rate education.
Your donation will help us carry on Muday Mitiku’s work, and allow these children to learn, grow, and reach their potential. Please donate today, and allow us to keep providing education, food, and care for these often overlooked children. A single donation is hugely appreciated, or you can become a child’s sponsor. Sponsorship is a unique way of becoming a crucial part of these children’s lives and while the money goes toward helping all the children, you will receive periodic updates on an individual student.
$25--monthly donation allows you to become a child’s sponsor
$50-Pays a teacher’s salary for a month.
$100-Feeds 7 children for a month.
$500-Pays the school’s rent for one month.
$1000—Contributes to the new school facility, which will include boarding and guarantee a safe night’s sleep in addition to food, health services, and education for the children.
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Other Ways You Can Help
Spread the word! Together we can change the world. “These children could be the ones who help Ethiopia become a better country to live in.”
President and Co Founder of Friends of Fresh and Green Academy Inc. a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that funds a school for impoverished children in Ethiopia. The school feeds the children three meals a day and provides free education, showers, clothing, accesses to medical care and clean drinking water.