Campaign Update

Empowering the less fortunate children in ART..Addis Ababa

Lily Habesha
Posted January 20, 2018 from Ethiopia
Ethiopian Children...are
These children on the picture are from middle class families. Our students's faces covered with dust, their clothes are dirty, all of them are wearing slippers and their feet are cracked, they fain in their classes because of hunger...reach them in a way you can

My team Peace and Green works on "Planting goodness ' in the children's mind.

we gave the third week training to those little children. As i told you before, these children are coming from a family who can't give them their daily meal at least.

Little boys and girls can't have snack when they reach home, may be they will be chased out to look for their dinner. The girl can go and find her supper her own way, and the little boy...goes around and...

What a sad are is that. Always the media mentioned"Cherkos" estate, to be the dirtiest, the cheapest, the ugliest and the poorest place in Addis. That is where we are going to empower children.

Teaching manners

Using their time

To respect each other and their teachers

To read every day...etc.

last Friday, we asked them what they learned from the team.

one short and tiny boy answered; "I used to think the best students came from another planet. Because i don't understand many of the subjects and they did. You told me now, We are all same, I can be the person I want to be, You helped me to have confidence in me.

I can't tell you how happy i am to hear such a powerful message from a very tiny boy.

many of them gave us their feed back.

We were told that, all the students were asking if we were coming on Friday afternoon.

This is also another joyful message to hear young children waiting for you after school to sit with hungry stomach to hear from you. We are happy they like us.

these 65 students were chosen for us to shape them up...because they were poor in their academic results, some are having bad manners.

By the end of the month, they'll be awarded for attending our classes.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

97

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Olutosin
Jan 20, 2018
Jan 20, 2018

Well done my beautiful heart.

Lily Habesha
Jan 20, 2018
Jan 20, 2018

Thank you Olu Darling.

Lily

Wendy Stebbins
Jan 21, 2018
Jan 21, 2018

What you are doing is simply AMAZING. I know this because I work with street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone Zambia. I started with Grade 7 kids and now have many above the poverty level and some in University. I have gotten much farther than I planned. Same situation as you. Many hungry, bad environment, don't have or know the basics of life. So many factors have to line up at the same time to make even one lasting change. I am impressed because you are doing what so many organizations don't. You are changing their thinking and vision. You matter and you are necessary.

I talked to a Nigerian taxi driver yesterday. He said, and I agree, there can be no sustainable change unless a person's thinking is changed.  Keep on keeping on, Lily.

Wendy Stebbins

Founder/CEO

I AM ONE IN A MILLIPN NGO

Lily Habesha
May 09, 2018
May 09, 2018

Dear Wendy,

Forgive me for the dekayed response. Too many emails, a lot to do and no reliabke internet. If it was a watsapp or fb message, I could have been replued on time. Gmail, WP,....don't work from phone, data limited.

When I come to use a wifi in 5star hotels, before I finish replying to everyone, ....time runs out. Am glad to hear you are helping children like my team. They have talents, they sing, they write piems, and more....how can I help them to go to art school. Finance is scarce. But, I am still trying to keep on heloing and working wuth them. Please tell me if you know any org that supports youth. To sponsor abd send them to some schools where they can develope their skills and be someone.

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 22, 2018
Jan 22, 2018

Lily,

This is some of the most important work being done on this planet. Sending love across the ocean to those children.

Lily Habesha
May 09, 2018
May 09, 2018

My dear Tam,

Thank you for the message.

I appreciate all your goid work as well. You are wonderful.

Lily

Beth Lacey
May 02, 2018
May 02, 2018

Wonderful work.

Lily Habesha
May 09, 2018
May 09, 2018

Beth,

Thank you for reading the story of these sweet kids.

Lily

otahelp
May 03, 2018
May 03, 2018

these children deserve a better life and that is what you are giving them. so do not think twice in what you are doing except to add more innovations in your work. congratulations for impacting lives

Lily Habesha
May 09, 2018
May 09, 2018

Hi dear,

Thank you for your comment. God willing, our team will impact more lives.  We plan to serve the community, hope all will work out.

Lily

Bim Adegbite
May 04, 2018
May 04, 2018

The little boys story got me. I'm so glad he now has a shift in his mindset just because somebody decided to be there for him.  We sometimes do not know our impact till we begin the work. I believe there are many more stories out there and I trust you will be telling more.  Great job!

Lily Habesha
May 09, 2018
May 09, 2018

Hello Bim,

Yes, fir every life there is someone to guide him out of the shadow of hopelessness. At times, we fell there is no way, we don't have to lose hope.

That little boy must have a hope, that is why we appeared there.

Thank you

Lily