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STUDENT SPONSORSHIP

Could you help a young Ethiopian with hearing impairment to attend secondary school?

Since 2013 Exeter Ethiopia Link has supported young people with hearing loss who graduate from the Nekemte School for the Deaf to continue on to secondary school. We now need to find accommodation for the students and we are looking for sponsors to help us keep these young people in education.

As well as covering the accommodation and food costs for these students, Exeter Ethiopia Link has committed to provide additional tuition, books and medical care. We aim to set up an income generating project for the students, enabling them to raise money to contribute to their support, but we need help from Exeter Ethiopia Link’s members and friends to raise the necessary funds.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

The total cost for each student is approximately £210 a year to cover accommodation, food, tuition, books and medical care. We ask parents to provide a small contribution to these costs (most parents, coming from rural areas, have very limited funds) and we expect students to raise some money themselves.

We therefore estimate that an additional £180 will support one student with hearing impairment to continue their secondary school studies for one year.

We are not proposing that you sponsor a named individual student, but rather, that you contribute to the costs of the group. The reasons for this are explained above, under our approach to sponsorship.

We hope to find enough sponsors to cover the costs of the whole group of students with hearing impairment who are continuing into secondary education. If we don’t, we will fund-raise for whatever extra money we need.

We suggest sponsors might choose to contribute £180 a year, but any sum of money will be valuable and contribute to the future of these young people’s lives

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

We will send all contributors to these students’ education an annual update of the group’s progress. Because we aim not to create a sense of paternalism we don’t request letters or other forms of direct reporting from the students. But you will have the knowledge that you are providing motivated young people with a start in life that would otherwise be impossible for them.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

-  A one-off donation for the year of £180
-  Monthly donations of £15/month
-  Some other amount, monthly or one-off, that you choose

You can pay by one of these methods:

 -  Online at Mydonate – one-off or regular amounts
    https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/exeterethiopialink
   
   -  Direct Debit – one-off or regular amount
      please request a form from EEL Treasurer Dick Benn
   
-  Cheque by post – for one-off donation.
   Please write your cheque to Exeter Ethiopia Link and post it to:
       Sponsorship for Students,
       EEL,
       23 Beacon Road,
       Bradninch,
       Exeter EX5 4NT


If you have any questions or comments about this project please contact
Anthea Duquemin and title your email: EEL student sponsorship scheme.