Category Archives: Chapa Community Classrooms

Impact… reaching our audacious goal!

Impact within the Chapa village!

Back in February our team visiting the Chapa community spent time with the leaders of the nearby government Aroma school. This is the school that is technically free if you can afford exercise books, shoes and a uniform.  The Aroma school houses hundreds of kids of various ages all trying to get their education completed. It is the school where our sponsored Chapa kids will advance in grade level.  We returned home convinced we could share the need for more classroom space and the funding would come.

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Take a look at this…

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This is the layout of the new blocks of classrooms.

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It was an honor to meet and pray with the construction crew while we were recently back in Chapa.

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It is an honor to work with Children’s Hopechest.  They do what they say they are going to do and they do it so well. Thank you to the many who made this audacious goal a reality. Thank you for partnering, donating, praying and believing that the children of the Chapa community are so deserving of a solid education.  We look forward to accommodating more students and lessening the student to teacher ratio.

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Together is the best place to be.

Peace and grace on the journey,

Melanie

 

Ready. Set. GO. {Announcing our Chapa Community Classrooms Fundraiser}

Chapa-CH-217Within the Chapa Village sits a small block of classrooms very near to the Chapa School called the Aroma school. The Aroma school is run by the government and is the only option for kids to progress in grade level, currently educating kids up through grade 10.  It was an honor to spend time this year with both the students and the leadership of the Aroma school to better grasp how valuable an education is to those living in the rural community of Chapa and to understand how we can partner to help advance and improve education.DawnVictoriaPhotography-1-136With  a population of approximately 26,000 people and 5200 households spread deep into the mountains,  children have one nearby option to advance in their education and that is the Aroma school.   Many of you are familiar with the original block of classrooms developed within the Chapa Carepoint Compoud in conjunction with the Hiwot Brehan church over the past three years. These classrooms provide education access to the most vulnerable within the community through sponsorship dollars. The  Chapa classrooms are divided not necessarily by age or grade but by ability as many of the most vulnerable children have never attended any school prior to being enrolled in the Chapa Development project. This means the Chapa children will eventually be eligible to feed into the Aroma school and we want to be certain space, supplies and curriculum is not an obstacle to a stellar education deserved by all.   You can see here just how populated the current classrooms are. DawnVictoriaPhotography-1-135Here is the need.  The Aroma school is completely lacking classroom space to allow more students a full day and a full academic experience. This is vital to allow all children to complete his or her academic dreams.  With up to 3,500 students unable to reach another school, all must attend  Aroma currently in shifts which means less than four hours of education per day.  Each teacher is very overloaded often managing up to 80 students at a time. This of course does not allow a proper education or the ability for most to obtain the goal of someday advancing into University. We so desire education for all Chapa children of every grade level and together I know we can meet the goal of completing the Chapa Community Classrooms.All we need is 24K and we have a donor who has generously come forward to offer a dollar for dollar match up to 12K.  With over 150 sponsored Chapa children who will soon benefit from moving up in grade level to the Aroma school we want them to have classrooms, desks, blackboards and of course trained teachers. We want this opportunity for the entire village of Chapa.bwo (8 of 9)Help us meet this need. The staff of Children’s Hopechest on the ground in Ethiopia has full plans ready to go that have been approved by the Ethiopian Government, our Begin With One board and also the staff of One Child Campaign. Being on the ground year after year has shown us just how valuable education is to meeting the needs of children, families and ultimately raising up a community. Being in school protects children from a life of migrating into the city in search of work often ending up trafficked and a girl enrolled in school is far less likely to be pursued as a child bride. Education is everything to those in the developing world.

GIving is easy and from now until June every dollar given will be matched up to 12K. CLICK BELOW TO HELP US REACH OUR GOAL:

https://www.purecharity.com/chapa-community-classrooms

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