Build for Jihurn event to highlight the success of the Jihur Secondary School Project

Hope through Education, Inc. (HtE) and the Jihur School Committee would like to invite you to Build for Jihur, an event to highlight the success of the Jihur Secondary School Project and provide opportunity for ongoing support.

Date:    Saturday, April 12
Time:    3:00 – 7:00pm
Location:    Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Price:   $20
Background and update
As many of you know, HtE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by my father, Getinet Wolde Giorgis. A strong proponent of the well-established principle that education is a powerful tool in the fight against poverty, Getinet established HtE in 2007 to improve access to and the quality of education in Jihur, one of the poorest regions in Ethiopia. At the time, one of the biggest challenges Jihur faced was the lack of a secondary school.
Finding others who shared his passion, Getinet established a task force, the Jihur School Committee, to address this dire need. The committee consists of former Jihur residents living in Addis Ababa and the U.S., as well as individuals with historical roots in the region. Their mission: to build a secondary school for the children of Jihur.
DSC_00041Through their hard work and continued dedication to the cause, the committee succeeded in building a secondary school in Jihur. The Jihur Secondary School opened its doors in Fall 2009 to nearly 600 9th and 10th grade students, and there are no signs of slowing down. Fall 2013 saw nearly 850 students enrolled between the 9th and 10th grade, of which just under 45% were girls. The Jihur Secondary School Committee has made tremendous progress over the last few years, and the success of the project has opened the doors to more opportunities.
Join us!
We invite you to join us on April 12th to learn what we’ve accomplished so far and find ways to contribute to the project’s ongoing success. Please feel free to share this information with others who may be interested in the project and our cause.
Date:     Saturday, April 12
Time:     3:00 – 7:00pm
Location:     Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Price:    $20
Pre-Construction_Foundation_3Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.hopethrougheducation.org/build-for-jihur/ or directly through a member of the Jihur School Committee. Please feel free to contact me for me details.
Those unable to attend the event are welcome to make donations.
You can learn more about HtE and the Jihur School Project by visiting our site at : http://www.hopethrougheducation.org/
We hope to see you there.
Best,

Yadankush Getinet

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