“My dream is to follow the footsteps of my big sister, Almaz, who is a second year university student. I always want to be like her and do better in my education. When I grow up, I want to be a teacher”, says Mestawet who has now turned into the voracious reader she has aimed to be.
Assisted by his coaches, Eyasu has established a good link with the local microfinance office and enquired about the loan criteria. Considering his technical and psychological readiness, he was granted to receive a loan of 150,000 Ethiopian Birr (5,520 USD) from a special revolving credit facility.
In a village named Beliguyow, Meriam Mohammed and her husband used to live happily with their three kids. But after the drought caused by El-nino, things start to turn upside down. She now lives in a temporary settlement site.
Organized by READ CO, the USAID funded and Save the Children implemented project, the book event aimed to promote reading in schools and introduce supplementary reading titles made available by the project in 870 primary schools.