Monday, June 11, 2012

For Orphans in Ethiopia - School is Out All Year Long!

School is out and my kids are already enjoying being able to sleep late in the mornings and being able to make plans with friends during the day.

The lazy days of summer are here - and they are well-earned.

Thoughts of the next school year are relegated to a far-off corner to be dusted off at a later day.  Right now ... the entire summer is ahead of them!

However ... there are many hundreds of kids who live in the slum area surrounding Kind Hearts CarePoint near the capital city of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia who have never had the opportunity to go to school and may never get the chance to go to school.

In Ethiopia, orphaned and destitute children cannot afford an education.

The school fees, books and uniforms are simply beyond their means.

Without an education, the vicious cycle of poverty continues from generation to generation.

At Kind Hearts, that cycle of poverty has been broken for 150 kids and their care-givers! But in order to enroll more children in September 2012 and advance the older students into higher grade levels, we need to build a new school at Kind Hearts!

Currently, we have 1 small school building at Kind Hearts with 4 small classrooms - overflowing with students.  The new school building will mirror the current building with 4 classrooms, fully furnished with desks, chairs and school equipment. In addition, with the completion of the deep water well at Kind Hearts, we now have fresh, clean water readily available at the CarePoint to supply a bathroom and shower facility.

The bathroom facility will house both boys and girls bathrooms, along with a shower in each area. Currently, a concrete slab with a hole in the floor is the only "bathroom" available at Kind Hearts. 150 kids using a hole in the floor - it's not only dangerous, but very dirty. None of the kids have running water at home, so the shower facility will be a much-needed place to bathe and wash clothes.

This project is perhaps our most important project to date at Kind Hearts. We have drilled a well, built a kitchen, provided school uniforms and books, and every single child has a sponsor family they have come to know and love. The new school building will enable Kind Hearts to double in size and serve up to 300 orphaned and desititute children!

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN - and to be able to serve up to 300 kids!!

Please click to http://donate.hopechest.org/goto/karen to make a secure donation toward this project.



Lunch at Kind Hearts is served under the branches of an ancient acacia tree for 150 children!

Your donation toward this project will profoundly impact the lives of these kids - meeting their basic needs now and providing an education that will enable them to provide for their families and even become the future Godly leaders of their country.


Please join me by making a donation to fund the new school building at Kind Hearts, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Your donation will go directly to this project which will change the lives of many more children!

Please click to http://donate.hopechest.org/goto/karen to make a secure donation toward this project. Click to this link to see our progress on this fund.


This project is urgent - the new school building needs to be built by September in time to enroll new children for the next school year! I will be travelling to Ethiopia in November with a team of volunteers and we will be able to see the new school first-hand and meet the new kids!

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