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Give the Gift of Education This Holiday Season! #Giving Tuesday

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Please join us for a special day of Giving Thanks and Giving Back!

From Tuesday, December 2 through Wednesday, December 31, 2014, the Board of Directors of Aerie Africa is celebrating it’s supporters and #GivingTuesday by matching the first $2,000 in charitable contributions during this time. 

Thanks to many generous donors, our 2014 annual fall campaign is off to a great start.   However, with one month to go, we still need to raise $8,000 so that we can continue to care for and educate the very special children of Aerie Africa.

It costs approximately $145 per year to educate one child in the private school system in Soddo, Ethiopia.  Our children are not eligible for international adoption so education is the most powerful means of helping them achieve their dreams and improving their quality of life.

Every dollar raised during this final month will go directly to fund our education related expenses. 

We are very proud of all of the children’s academic accomplishments and each one deserves their own story but today, we would like to share some of the amazing accomplishments of our girls.

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The access and achievement gap between boys and girls in Ethiopia is well documented and despite that, our girls are thriving and breaking new ground every day:

  •  We currently have 3 girls in in the selective Liqa School in Soddo, which is nationally known for its high academic standards (only accepts top 5% of students based on grades and a rigorous entrance exam).
  • Three of our older girls are currently enrolled in University degree programs.  They are studying engineering, business administration and humanities.
  • At the end of the 2013-14 school year, we had 16 of our children, including several girls, rank in the top 10 of their respective classes, which could be as large as 60 students in the lower grades.

These are truly remarkable accomplishments and none of this would be possible if we were not able to pay for the school tuition, textbooks, uniforms and other school related supplies.

Please make a year-end gift to Aerie Africa so that our children can continue to get the education they deserve.

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No gift is too large or too small.  You are making a life changing investment in these children.  We cannot replace their family but together we can show them love, support and hope for a brighter future.

Above all, thank you for your time and interest in our children.

Please click on the Donate Now button on the right hand side of this blog to easily make your donation.

Sincerely,

The Aerie Africa Board of Directors