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, many families are simply unable to provide for their children. Lacking options, parents send their children (some as young as 6 or 7 years old) away to “work” in the “Koshe” (trash dump) . The children often have had minimal or no schooling.
We firmly believe that educated citizens are citizens who are empowered to act as advocates for economic and social change. An educated population promotes a better-educated nation.
In other words: Out of the Ashes exists to help break the cycle of extreme poverty, by providing an education for Students who otherwise would not have access to one.
We are deeply invested in seeing these Students “cross the finish line” of graduation so they can go on to get jobs that will provide a better life for themselves and their families.
This Summer, we are celebrating several fresh Graduates from the OA Program.
Once a student graduates from school, they enter what we consider to be a “transitional phase”. During this time, they receive 6 additional months of support from Out of the Ashes: they have access to job-seeking assistance, counseling services, nutrition support, etc.
Our staff recently sent us a report on how they took time to invite several of our new graduates to the OA office space to CELEBRATE their achievements.
We could not be more proud to see the fruit of the investments made by the Sponsors who faithfully supported these Students and all of the hard work they put into their studies to achieve this huge accomplishment.
We wanted to take today to draw attention to, and celebrate their achievements with you!
We couldn’t do what we do without each and every one of you!