The East Colorado Springs Rotary Fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation
Grant of $9,000 designated to further the goals of keeping Ethiopian girls in school.
Use and Effectiveness Report
Sheno, North Shoa, Ethiopia
Submitted June 13, 2016
Dear Pikes Peak Community Foundation,
With deep gratitude we are submitting the activity and financial utilization report for school year 15/16 for the grant designated to further the goals of keeping Ethiopian girls in school coming from funds contributed by the East Colorado Springs Rotary Fund.
The East Colorado Springs Rotary Fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation has helped thirty needy school high school and preparatory school girls in Sheno, Ethiopia remain in school for one more year thus reducing the chances of obstetric fistula, child labor, early marriage, other evils that can happen to young undereducated girls, and general poverty. The girls were selected for neediness by a committee consisting of the Finance and Economic Development Bureau, The Women’s and Children’s Affairs Bureau, The Educational Bureau, three school directors, two teachers, and two female students. The girls are students at one high school and one preparatory school. This grant enabled Trampled Rose to begin work in an area that has repeatedly requested assistance. The original needs assessment was conducted in three languages over two three day workshops with more than 100 community members.