December 27


Visit to Rich In Knowledge Academy in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Pastor Mekebib Desta, Brian Carroll and Rahel Tamirat.
Pastor Mekebib Desta, Brian Carroll and Rahel Tamirat.

Abby and I visited Rich in Knowledge Academy in Addis Ababa. It’s an excellent school where 40 students from ages 3 to 8 (k – 2nd grade) attend. We were blessed to learn that the school Director, Rahel Tamirat, provides free education for half the children who are orphans or are living in poverty. To do this, she takes no salary to pay the staff and school expenses. Why? She loves children and makes this sacrifice gladly to give them a future and experience the love of Christ.

Kindergarten class at Rich In Knowledge Academy

The children gave us a special treat of singing for us in English. It was so beautiful to see the kids’ joy and smiles. When they sang, it reminded me of my 3-year-old daughter Lydia who sang me the same song.

This school needs help. Abby and I are talking about how we can come alongside this school. It costs about $22 per month per student. Some children don’t have food at home, so they can’t bring lunch, and there’s no school lunch program here. So these children learn (while hungry) by eating just one meal a day.

Let us know if you want to help a child get an education and have a school lunch.


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