The school year may have wrapped up for our children in Ethiopia, but FOVC’s role doesn’t end just because school is on break. Sponsored children continue to come to the Center of H.O.P.E. six days a week for their daily hot meal, use of the bathing facilities, summer tutoring, and fun games and activities.
In order to encourage the children to excel academically, FOVC presents awards to high achievers at the end of each school year. All sponsored children and their parents are invited to the awards party. The children are encouraged to do their best. They are congratulated for their hard work, and the parents are encouraged to continue to support their child’s academic efforts.
Girum receives his award from site coordinator Tesema Kuma
This year Girum made great improvements in his studies. Girum has been at the Dale Center of H.O.P.E. since the very beginning. He worked hard this past year and attended tutorial classes at the Center of H.O.P.E. He asked lots of questions to better understand the material. Community workers also encouraged Girum and followed his academic performance closely through home visits. All his hard work paid off. Girum performed better academically than he ever has before, and has certainly earned his award!
Our sponsored children receive all the support they need to attend school: things like uniforms, pens, notebooks and other scholastic materials. We still have many unsponsored children who will not be getting this support. FOVC’s Shanto and Dale Centers of H.O.P.E. have around 75 unsponsored children between them. FOVC also has a third site, Boricha, where 150 children have been profiled for sponsorship. This means there are around 225 children who will not have the supplies they need to attend school this coming year. We have begun a fundraiser on their behalf. Please consider a one-time gift to this fund. $10 will purchase scholastic materials for one child; $20 will purchase a uniform.