----->What is the point?
To provide education and economic empowerment for children and their families to transform lives and communities in Ethiopia.
----->Where do we work?In the slum community of Kechene on the north side of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
There is a severe lack of education in Kechene. This lack of education creates a high illiteracy rate and contributes heavily to extreme poverty; however, there are other dangers waiting for children who are not at their desks—including sexual abuse, unwanted pregnancy, child prostitution, and a vicious cycle of poverty and street life.
----->How have we made an impact?
We have opened an academy that has provided 68 street children with hope for change. Giving them access to education, medical treatment and consistent meals. The academy not only reaches the children but the support system behind them providing health care and food for hundreds in the Kechene community.
----->What is our vision? Our vision is to become a full-blown, sustainable, academy. Raising leaders up to transform the community of Kechene and beyond! We believe that our academy holds Doctors, nurses, teachers, preachers, politicians, scientists, and engineers. We also believe that there is a lot more untapped talent out there that needs your support to be a part of our project!
----->What can you do?
Become Awake and Alive! Support what we are doing. And share us with your friends! The more people we reach the more people we can reach!
Hold an online fundraiser for Awake and Alive. Simply click HERE to develop your story as to why you want to become Awake and Alive, set your fundraising goal, and share it with your friends and family!
Donate: to The 44 CampaignThe 44 Campaign ranges for $44.00 to $44,000 and gives a simple visual of how different increments of 44 support Bright Future Academy.
$44 = School supplies/meals for 1 child for a month (you can set up automatic monthly donations)
$440 = Rent for the entire school for one month
$4,400 = Teachers salaries for the year
$44,000 = Support the entire school for a year
Can’t give one lump sum? No worries, you can sign up for monthly donations by clicking on the donation button to the right. Our team of monthly supporters is vital to Bright Future Academy, we’d love to have you join us on a monthly basis.