Breaking the Cycle

Leaving a Legacy.

I first traveled to Ethiopia in June 2012. My first day in Korah was, how do I say this lightly, HEART- WRENCHING. I saw things there that I really wish I could unsee.  I am not just saying that. Until that day, I thought those “save the children” commercials were only a ploy to get you to … Continued

Why We Do It: He Got the Job!

  In one of the recent monthly reports, we received from our Staff, it was brought to our attention that one of our recent OA Graduates has achieved a great success: a job.  In his own words, here is the story of Wandimagen’s journey through the OA Program, to securing a job. This is the story … Continued

Why We Do It: Testimonies from our Recent Graduates

  Our staff recently took initiative with some of our recent graduates and held a special gathering just for them. The report that came to us expressed the following: “The purpose of the ceremony was meant to show our deepest happiness and acknowledge their efforts throughout the years. We were moved by their diligence and … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 16)

  Some verses that constantly come to our minds when we evaluate the work that we do, are found in Galatians Chapter 6. They say, “God will never be mocked! For what you plant will always be the very thing you harvest. The harvest you reap reveals the seed that you planted. If you plant the corrupt … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 15)

One of the main tenants of why we do what we do is visible on the Out of the Ashes Inc. website on the homepage. It reads: “Breaking the cycle of poverty through education.” So you can imagine how proud we were to receive yet another amazing update from our Ethiopian Staff regarding a student … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 14)

Kidus’s Story. Our website states: “We strive to empower and build character in students through the love of Jesus Christ while caring for their basic needs and educating them so one day they can positively impact their community.” “One Day” is happening in our very midst! Our staff sent us the following story of one of … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 13)

Endalu’s Story.   Post-graduation, Out of the Ashes, Inc. Students receive ongoing access to our staff during what we consider to be a“transitional phase” of Sponsorship. During this six-month period, counseling services and life-skills training are offered to the graduates. One important activity that takes place during this time, is that our Staff oversee walking our … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 12)

  Meseret’s Story. Many of you know, and some of you may not, that Ethiopia has been in a state of severe Civil Unrest for quite some time. Things escalated in November of 2020 to a point that some would call Civil War. This war is primarily taking place in a region outside of Addis … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 11)

  The Goal.   Out of the Ashes works with kids that have been labeled as “dump kids” from Korah Ethiopia. Korah is a leper colony of over 130,000 people, located inside the city limits of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Korah is directly adjacent to the city trash dump. Due to the extreme poverty in Korah, … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 10)

  Marihawit’s Story.   One of the foundational beliefs that drive our program, is the belief that education breeds confidence, confidence, in turn, breeds hope, and hope ultimately breeds peace. This story is about one of our recent graduates, who emulates this belief. She was a dedicated and diligent student, who grew into a confident … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 9)

  Behailu’s Story.   As the only educational program in Korah, we firmly believe that education plays a vital role in creating and maintaining a healthy and successful life. We provide people with the skills they need to overcome poverty, protect themselves from injustice, prevent disease, and live lives of freedom and opportunity. We believe that educated citizens … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 8)

  Abyssinia’s Story.   To say our Staff works relentlessly on behalf of each one of our Students would be a vast understatement.  They often bear the burden of balancing OA policy with the individual needs of any given Student at any given time. We hope you are inspired by this special story about one of our … Continued

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Who Work With Us

Education Breeds Confidence

Confidence breeds Hope.
Hope breeds Peace.

It is impossible to imagine all of the differences your sponsorship will make in a child’s life.

Education Breeds Confidence

Confidence breeds Hope.
Hope breeds Peace.

It is impossible to imagine all of the differences your sponsorship will make in a child’s life.

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