Historically, our biggest fundraiser has been our annual dinner and charity auction. COVID has really put a cramp in that activity, and for the second spring in a row, we have been unable to host this event.
Our goal is to build 4 girls’ bathrooms, within the next year, at schools in the Somali region of Ethiopia. This will remove one of the barriers that are preventing girls from attending school, and having a bathroom at each school will lead to higher enrollment rates for girls. Having a bathroom at school will also make them feel more welcome at school and helps to maintain their hygiene.
We are hosting an online auction with a variety of available prizes from June 28th to June 30th, 2021. Stay tuned for more fundraising events and information.
We are a volunteer organization that is run from Canada by a Board of Directors from the education and social services sector. The only paid staff members for Education 4 Change are those who are working in Ethiopia. We are a not-for-profit corporation with charitable status in Canada.
We are always happy to accept financial donations. We would also be happy to hear from individuals or groups who have ideas to help us fundraise to support our projects.
Our Canadian office and fundraising efforts are run strictly by volunteers. Our largest cost is the salaries of our staff working in Ethiopia with the remainder being used to support the purchasing of resources and improving our offerings within the communities.
At Education 4 Change we look to be involved in projects that over time have a greater chance of becoming self-sustaining. Two of the original communities have now been able to self-fund their teachers allowing us to move to new areas to support.