Sponsors, supporters, friends, and people who want to learn more about educating girls in Ethiopia are invited to the REAL Appreciation Event at Good Shepherd on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. REAL (Resources for the Enrichment of African Lives) is deeply appreciative of the broad support offered by Good Shepherd and would like to share recent stories and news of the girls you have helped. There will be light refreshments including some Ethiopian treats. Please come and bring a friend!
(At a conference in Ethiopia last August, the girls wrote a short introduction of themselves and their dreams for the future.)
My name is Melat Fiseha. I was born in Shashemene on May 21, 2000. Although I was born in Shashemene I grew up in Addis Ababa. I live with my mom. Now I am grade 11 student. I am very top student in my school. I am the only daughter to my mom. My father was dead when I am 11 years old. When my father left, my mother had no job and she had no income. But she is very strong woman; so she did every job to get income and fulfill my as well as her basic needs. She cooks food for different peoples, bakes “Injera” to earn money. She always advice me to be a great person, because she was learned up to 10 grade only so she can’t found good job that pay good salary. So, she encourage me to be a brave student and face any challenges in my life. In the future I want to be a doctor. Because I want to help sick peoples especially to find a medicine that cure HIV and cancer; because these disease are very severe that have not any medicine to heal the patient. That’s why I want to be a doctor. I joined Real in 2013. I would like to say thank you for all your support.