Fashion for Philanthropy
Project Goal: To raise $91,000 between 11/16/2019 to 3/30/2021
Our sole mission is to rebuild schools and to raise the level of children education in rural regions so that it benefits Ethiopia's agricultural communities.
Building the School: We will reconstruct the school with a total of 16 classrooms, 4 bathrooms, a library, and water harvesting.The design and infrastructure of the school will fit the environment, providing easier access for the students to attend.We will build teacher facilities, since the school is in a rural area the teachers need a place to stay. At the moment, there is no proper dormitory to accommodate the 22 teachers .
Building the Playground:The school has no playground since it get rented out to farmers during the rainy season, we will build an exclusive playground for the kids. to foster their physical and spiritual development through play.We also want to build teacher facilities, as since it is so far away in a rural area the teachers need a place to stay. At the moment, there is no proper dormitory so we do not have any teachers willing to help. We will be setting up a scholarship fund for girls, addressing and aiding the gender inequality issues and the difficulties women face when applying to university.
Building the Community: There will be outreach initiatives for early enrollment in school and support programs for dropout prevention, focusing on the needs of students that face at-risk situations. Teachers who work with these children will have professional development programs to develop skills and techniques.
The scarves, crafted in traditional Ethiopian prints, combine Manale's eye for design with her humanitarian soul. 20% of the profit will go towards the rehabilitation of Dil-Ayen Elementary School in Northern Ethiopia thus, providing a space conducive to education in which children can thrive.
A positive impact on the lives of children in rural Ethiopia matters to me. To further read about our school click here: