*FNM’s staff would like to “Thank” the team from Fairfield Christian Church who were scheduled to come in October but had to postpone their trip due to the current “State of Emergency” declared in Ethiopia. We appreciate your willingness to come and work with us, and we look forward to hosting you when it’s possible for your team to come!
Even though we don’t have an ideal working environment, Forgotten No More is continuing its Good Work in the town of Bahir Dar.
I know it’s been a long time since we’ve been able to post anything, we are so grateful for today…today, we have internet and we want to share some of the exciting news of Forgotten No More. I’ll keep it brief…
Also, what you don’t see in this post are the many students who are now going to the special needs schools who were first trained at our Center. (We no longer take pictures of the students while in school.)
We’ve been adding more beneficiaries to our EFA (Education For All) sponsorship program. Now we have 15 students who need sponsorship. Here are some pics of them, their homes, and our staff delivering their initial home kits.
Bahir Dar Women, Children, & Youth Affairs Office has been instrumental in helping us identify these students to add to our program.
Minichel has already been in our program for a while. I just like this picture b/c it shows his confidence…and great smile!
Yibiltal was a beneficiary of Grace Center for a couple years, but he was able to advance quickly through grade 5. He got a late start to school, but he has shown how quickly he can learn, advancing through 5 years in about 2 school years. Last year, he finished at the top of his class, completing grade 5 and qualifying for our sponsorship program.
This is Tebabew! He lives in a compound in which there are many persons who have various challenges, such as physical and blind.
Their empty houses were filled with their home kits.
Meet Girum! He is very thankful for filling his house the necessary living items. All of our newly sponsored students are very grateful. FNM currently covers all but 1 from our General Funds. We’re seeking sponsors for the other 14.
Our staff has been working on personal hygiene with our kids. Upon completion, they received some wash tubs and materials to continue their progress at home.
Also, our Sports Program (S.T.R.ID.E) is going strong, as this is one of our kids favorite programs. (These are the kids currently not attending school)
This is Teyema Primary School (Special Needs classroom). This is a very small and newly designated special needs classroom across the river. FNM brought some supplies for the kids to use during school. It has tin walls and a tin roof. Our managers said it gets really hot during the day. This is the next site in which FNM will build a Special Needs Classroom. If you, your church, or your company would like to contribute to building this classroom, please contact FNM’s Treasurer at Donations@4GottenNoMore.org and let Robert know of your interest. *FNM currently supplies daily tea, sugar, & bread to all of the classrooms for developmental disabilities. We also conduct weekly sports training for these classrooms.
This is the school Director and Special Needs Teacher looking over the supplies FNM brought to them.
Abraham, FNM Manager, with 2 of the students
Of course FNM’s Tuesday & Thursday programs are continuing, and the kids are doing great. Our staff is amazing in their work.
I, Tim, would like to Thank Grace Center for allowing me to use their internet connection to get this post out to you. Like I said earlier in the post, the environment isn’t ideal, but our staff and the FNM Training Center is continuing their Great Works. Please think of us during this Thanksgiving & Christmas Season. We really appreciate your support, now more than ever! Love from all of us at FNM!