Transforming lives in Ethiopia


Help us improve access to quality education and vocational training

Our local partners work on a range of projects dedicated to improving access to educational opportunities.


Adolescent girls as well as children and young people that come from impoverished circumstances, are often overlooked, unable to access education and healthcare – failing to achieve their full potential.

These challenges not only threaten their education but also their opportunity to climb from poverty to prosperity.



To help the underprivileged climb from poverty to prosperity; giving equal opportunities to adolescent girls through the provision of a menstruation pack. 

We have partnered with three local organisations: Hope Enterprises, Hope University College and Dignity Period.


Ethiopiaid helped sponsor Manale's University degree ⪢

Manale studies at Hope University College. Manale’s fees are sponsored which meant that she can continue studying without worry.

Tamrat's climb through the Ladders of Hope ⪢

​Hope Enterprises helps thousands of impoverished children and young people to continue their education every year. It all starts with a simple breakfast.

Restoring menstruation dignity ⪢

Freweini has dedicated her life to helping girls stay in school by providing them with menstruation packs. In 2009, she opened a local Ethiopian business with huge social impact.

Our partners

Hope Enterprises has created the ‘Ladders of Hope’ programme to help people in need climb from poverty to prosperity. A key focus is education with 7 sites across Ethiopia where children and young people can access kindergarten through to primary school, university or vocational training. Once a student is accepted into a Hope school every effort is made to ensure their long-term success. Hope Enterprises also works to fight hunger and malnutrition, plus improve community health through clean water and hygiene.

Dignity Period helps Ethiopian girls stay in school by providing the supplies and education they need to manage menstruation. In areas where menstruation is a highly taboo subject and school dropout rates for girls are as high as 51% (over 20% higher than that for boys), this enables girls not only to finish their education but also to enjoy better joy and life prospects. Dignity Period works across the regions of Afar and Tigray, distributing locally-made, reusable sanitary pads and hygiene kits to girls in school, and also providing educational booklets to both girls and boys which help dispel myths and reduce the stigma behind menstruation.

Opening its doors in 2011, the Hope University College of Business Science & Technology was the first public benefit institution of higher learning in Ethiopia. Its aim to provide a first-class education for impoverished youth in Ethiopia and reduce the “brain drain” in the country resulting from students moving aboard to seek the education they couldn’t find at home. There are currently just over 1,500 students enrolled.

Our impact

In 2020 Ethiopiaid’s donors and local partners made a real difference to students, vulnerable children and adults.


of sponsored students completed their degree studies at Hope University College


children and adults on the streets of Addis Ababa and Dessie were fed each week through Hope's programme


students received bursaries to help cover school fees and living expenses


students completed their vocational skills training in metalwork, furniture, hospitality, textiles and electrics

Donate today

With your donation, our local partners can restore a vulnerable Ethiopian’s dignity and help them rewrite their story.

We also help

Women and girls ⪢

Adolescent girls are often subjected to harmful traditional practices, such as female genital mutilation, gender-based violence and child marriage. 

Supporting the vulnerable ⪢

Ethiopia has over four million people over the age of 60. Many of these people have no access to a state pension and are unable to save for their old age.

Living with disabilities ⪢

People living with disabilities are routinely denied their most basic human rights, and are cut off from education, employment and healthcare. In Ethiopia, many live in extreme poverty.

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