Our Stories

Our Stories

East Guji Zone Emergency & COVID-19 Prevention

Identifying those in need

As the rest of the world grapples with the global pandemic, in the East Guji Zone of Ethiopia, it is no different. A COVID-19 crisis has emerged and enveloped most of the area, preventing emergency provisions, creating barriers to accessing education, clean water has been difficult to source and access to supplies has been limited.

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Stopping a school from disappearing

Each year, the school in Awash Kolati disappears—washed away in Ethiopia’s annual floods. Each time, the community gathers to rebuild. This is their journey to a permanent solution.

When 25-year-old Mustepha Birka first heard that he was being transferred to Awash Kolati Primary School to become its principal in 2013, he considered quitting the teaching profession instead of taking up his new post.

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