Give Life. Give Education.
This year, we are looking for 100 sponsors to help us put 40 children into school. Who will be sponsored? We will have eight returning students. Going forward, new students will be specifically chosen by the Ethiopian government, having been identified as children who are in need. One of the criteria outlined in our proposal to the government is, “children who have never had access to education due to abysmal poverty.” How will the children benefit? The children will be enr
One Year Ago Today...
Exactly one year ago today, we met these boys for the very first time. We handed out shoes, shirts, and jackets, and I took their photos. None of them smiled. Their faces were heavy and sad. They didn't trust us. Some of them sold their shoes and jackets immediately for a little bit of money. One year later, I can tell you that 14 children had the opportunity to go to school. Eight of them finished the year and will move on to the next grade. One of them has a new home for hi
The People of Life Thru EDU
We want to introduce you to the people behind Life Thru EDU! Dawit Fasil is the foundation of Life Thru EDU. He is the big idea guy. The dreamer. The face the children know and love. He has spent years driving adoptive families around Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and after spending so many years in and around the orphanages of Addis, his heart is broken for the homeless children of the city. His initial connection to a group of teens living on the street near the stadium sparked th
A Life Through Education
A year ago, we set out with the hope of helping a small group of teen boys living on the street in Addis Ababa. The boys led typical lives of street children—begging for their meals, sleeping on the street, and turning to drugs and alcohol as an escape. The boys were begging Dawit Fasil for help, and when we asked them what they wanted the MOST, they each said without hesitation, “an education.” And so the idea of giving life through education began. We immediately began gat