Adisenay is located in the arid Ahferom district of Tigray, in northern Ethiopia. The landscape is harsh and so are the facilities.
Students in the community of Adisenay are currently attending school in classrooms built of stones and tree branches. There are no desks or chairs: students perch on rocks with their notebooks on their knees. The school has no library, no standard classrooms and no early childhood education classroom.
This young and predominately female community has already demonstrated a want for learning, enrolling 37 out-of-school students last year and 29 out-of-school children in the year prior.
A new school in this community will inspire and empower a love for education. It will expand the reach of the school, allowing classes for grade 1 through to grade 8.
The community has proven their commitment, raising $12,000 towards the construction of a new school.
This year, travel with purpose. Help us build a new school in Adisenay, and travel there yourself to celebrate with the community in October on an 8-day life changing journey.
HIWOT, FROM ADISENAY
Hiwot’s daily routine is something few people ever experience, let alone 12-year-olds like herself.
At 6am, the sun rises and she starts the long two-hour walk to Adisenay School. For four hours, she sits on a rock in her open-air classroom. At midday, school ends and she begins her return hike home.
Despite the hardship, Hiwot is desperate to stay in school. That will be a challenge: Hiwot is in Grade 4, and her current school does not cater to Grades 5 and above.