We hope you enjoy reading Greatness in You, a lifestyle/leadership workbook currently being presented in two Ethiopian languages by graduates of Trampled Rose. Most of the girls we help are either orphans or are separated from their families and their advice. Thus, the need for this collection of “Pearls of Wisdom”. We do believe there is nothing more powerful than a girl with a wish.
Many Trampled Rose girls live more than one and one half hour walk from school. Some of the girls in our program walk more than nine hours one way to reach school.
Uniforms are mandatory in order for the girls to be able to attend government schools. Often this is the only piece of clothing the girl owns.
Before our help, we have seen as many as three girls sharing one pen. They would attempt to quickly take notes while the teacher was lecturing and then pass the pen to the other girls.
This is one of the most important needs in Trampled Rose. Many girls would miss up to one week per month of school due to their menstrual cycles. Having access to menstrual supplies allows the girls a chance to be in the classroom the entire month.
Some of the girls were only able to only eat once every two days. This made concentration hard and much of their energy was focused on how to get their next meal. Trampled Rose girls have drastically improved their classroom grades now that they are able to purchase food for themselves and focus their efforts on school.
One top student was almost unable to complete her last year of school because of Hepatitis. The $25 she received from Trampled Rose each month saved her life by helping her pay for the care she needed. We have almost 400 girls in school this year!