Using his own resources and two
unfinished barn blocks donated by the nearby church , Tadesse Tegegne, an employee of the UN World Food Program in Addis Ababa, started a school at Entoto, in the outskirts of Addis Ababa, in September of 1999. The school has been operating successfully ever since, offering elementary education from pre-school to the
fifth grade. Recognizing the positive impact of the school, friends of Ato Tadesse who live in Ethiopia and abroad started to make contributions to help the school. For a list of
FOUNDING CONTRIBUTORS PLEASE,
In addition, in 2004, Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise in cooperation with The Rotary club of Addis Ababa East and Rotary International have committed funds to support the school.
(November 2007) 305 children who had no other educational opportunity are attending the school full time. In addition, evening literacy classes for adults are being offered
. The school is operating with the help of the community members and Ethiopians
at home and in different parts of the world and other nationalities.
To strengthen the school’s future and to expand it by adding classes up to the eighth grade, and to spread education throughout Ethiopia, a legally recognized NGO called Felege-birhan
was formed in Ethiopia on December 13, 2002.