Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Enebla! Let’s Eat! SDF / USC Canada Fundraising Dinner!

 Saturday, April 27th! Don't miss out on delicious

 Ethiopian food, music, special guest Dr. Melaku Worede,

 a silent auction, and much more! Get your tickets fast!
Saturday, December 10, 2011

How SDF is making an impact

Since SDF’s inception in 2010, our members have been working tirelessly to identify projects that are aligned with our funding priorities. As we close the year 2011, we are pleased to announce that we have impacted the lives of Ethiopians by implementing these two projects.

Construction of Washrooms for the Badessa School

Working with the Badessa Community and the Badessa Catholic Mission, the SDF supported the construction of 10-room cost-effective washroom facilities for the students of Badessa Secondary and Primary School.

Before

Before

After

After

The Badessa Secondary and Primary school, which was founded in 1960, is the only school in this district that provides service to a total of 23 community associations. Most of the students are from economically disadvantaged families. The school did not have appropriate and sufficient washrooms for its 3000-plus students. This situation posed major public health risks, led to poor sanitation and contributed to a high degree of absenteeism. The objective of this particular project was to construct washrooms to meet the hygienic needs of the students, reduce public health risks and create a positive learning environment for all students.

Providing help to destitute elders

ElderlyAs you are aware, currently in Ethiopia, there are countless of elderly people with no family and/or government support. This problem is evident from the increasing number of homeless elderly people who sleep on the streets of many cities. In August 2011, SDF signed an agreement with Finot Rotary Club of Addis Ababa to provide a monthly allowance of $100.00 birr to twenty elders who have no other support and are not able to generate income for themselves. SDF, in partnership with Finot Rotary Club, is currently providing assistance to 18 elderly in Cherkos, Addis Abeba.