Our local Canadian efforts are lead by a team of professionals with backgrounds in education and social services. They serve as the directors of the board. Their work is supported by sub-groups of members of the Waterloo Region and surrounding areas that assist with fundraising, governance and media.
With your help we are able to fund 6 classroom teachers’ salaries, 2 librarians, a mobile resource teacher and a coordinator and accountant in Ethiopia. This allows the money raised to directly support the local communities and economies that we are trying to help.
This international NGO began as an idea in the brain of Abdi Maawiye. Abdi grew up in the region we support and knows first hand the importance of education. When he came to Canada to complete his Masters of Social Work he also knew that he wanted to give back to his home community. From those initial ideas came Education 4 Change.