Life in Freselam is tough. The area sits near the militarized zone of the Ethiopia-Eritrea border dispute. The barren landscape has been hit by droughts. For generations, the children that lived here never had a chance for an education.
But Freselam means “seed of peace” and the community is living up to the ambitions of its name. Four years ago, the community established a satellite school, catering to Grades 1-2. By 2015, they had a formal school, catering up to Grade 4.
It is a school in the strictest definition: There are teachers educating children. But it is not a school by any other standard. There are no desks. No latrines. No classrooms.
Instead, children learn under the shade of plants draped over propped-up sticks. There is little respite from the baking sun and no protection against the incessant dust. A strong wind will easily leave the “classroom” in ruins.
We want to plant our own seed – the seed of education, by giving the children of Freselam a proper school to learn and grow in.
This year, we plan to build a new school for Freselam. With your support we will construct new classrooms, an early childhood education centre, library and latrines.
THIS PROJECT IS NOW CLOSED. HELP US MAKE QUALITY EDUCATION POSSIBLE IN OTHER COMMUNITIES.