Breaking the Cycle

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

Why We Do It: Sponsor Edition (Vol. 7)

  Michelle’s Story. Our Sponsors are the backbone of the Out of the Ashes educational mission. A basic tenet of the OA Sponsor program is the belief that a positive and supportive relationship between Student and Sponsor provides encouragement and guidance necessary for successful performance in school. To ensure each child has what he or … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 6)

Yonas’s Story. Education plays a vital role in creating and maintaining a healthy, successful life, providing people with the skills they need to overcome poverty, protect themselves from injustice, prevent disease, and live lives of freedom and opportunity. Educated citizens are citizens who are empowered to act as advocates for economic and social change. An educated … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 5)

Zeleke’s Story. When we asked for help this past Summer, you all responded incredibly expediently and amazingly generously. We needed to raise emergency funds for urgently needed food for our OA Families in Korah, who were dealing with shortages in the wake of the ongoing Pandemic. Below is the story of one of the recipients of … Continued

In the Loop with Out of the Ashes: February 2021 Updates

  February 2021 Updates We have a little phrase we use on any given trip to Ethiopia. If you have ever travelled with us, you know it well. “TIA“. “TIA” stands for “This is Africa“. We use this phrase to address changes in schedule and generally anything that we can’t control while on the ground … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 4)

  Elias’s Story. When we were in Ethiopia in January of 2020, I got to sit down with one of our social workers, Elias, and learn more about him. I was incredibly moved by his story and asked him if he would share it with our sponsors and Out of the Ashes, Inc. family. It was another … Continued

Praise From People

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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(417) 352-2744.

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Out of the Ashes, Inc.
PO Box 1928
Lebanon, MO 65536