EFA – “Education For All” – PLWD Sponsorship Program
Our EFA Program is offering PLWDs (People Living with Disabilities) the opportunity to focus on their Middle School & High School studies, then attain the necessary results on their Grade 12 National Exam to attend a government university, graduate from university, and obtain good employment opportunities upon graduation, becoming the LEADERS of TOMORROW, being AMBASSADORS for other PLWDs in Ethiopia.
Currently, there are organizations in Bahir Dar who provide physical therapy, mobility assistance (wheelchairs and walking crutches), and vocational training for persons living with a disability (PLWD). FNM is complementing their progress by assisting with their basic living needs to enable them the necessary time to study and focus on their education. We can accomplish this with your help through sponsorship.
A glimpse into their living condition prior to coming to FNM…
…most of our beneficiaries were receiving a little assistance from their immediate communities (this is Ethiopian culture…helping your neighbor); however, they were working on the streets to help themselves and receiving a little assistance, but they were just getting by, and we want them to thrive to be tomorrow leaders. This is what you’re sponsorship is being used for, an opportunity to change the landscape of Ethiopia, not simple become part of it as a street worker or beggar.
most, if not all of them slept on a grass mattress on the ground. Each of our students has a physical disability, in which sleeping in comfort can be a challenge. A sponge mattress on a bed frame is such a blessing for them to rest at night. This is a picture of a student’s home prior to joining FNM…
What will it cost you to change a LIFE and become a FAMILY to those who don’t have a family?
You will be providing a Home Kit for your sponsored student. The home kit includes, a bed, (sponge) mattress, bed sheets, pillow, chair, floor mat, small table, all of the utensils and materials needed to cook and eat. Each home kit costs around $190 USD, but we’re only asking to help us cover $100 USD of their home kit cost. To change their life, it only requires monthly support of $50 USD. Instead of using their time to shine shoes or conduct other street work, you’re freeing up this time for them to study and success through education.
Home Kits waiting for delivery…
And this is how their home kits are delivered…
So, what will it cost you?
- 1 Dinner out/month – with or without the kiddos (at a place without a drive thru window) 🙂
- 2 weeks of Starbucks specialty drinks each month
- giving up Starbucks all together, and you’ll even have extra $ in your pocket
- 7 trips to McD’s – individual or 2 trips with family (sorry kids)
- Drop the Whopper, Baconator, Big Mac, or Raisin Cane’s chicken
- One of FNM supporters gave up purchasing Pop (Soda (for you Delaware & Cali people, Coke for you Texans) – Their family is healthier and helping at the same time.
Your investment is something that can never be taken away from them, an Education!
I know there are many sponsorship programs out there, but please consider helping Forgotten No More gain sponsors for the few students our small organization is helping. Thank You!!!
Students needing Sponsorship…
Click on their Pic to see their bios