HMCHA (Holistic Ministry of Children of the Horn of Africa) is reaching out in love to the forgotten children of Ethiopia.
HMCHA is a nondenominational Christian organization that has been reaching out to the forgotten children in the villages of Yerer, Ethiopia since 2007. We are dedicated to supporting children and families in Ethiopia via sponsorships and special projects. Our projects are specific requests from the community to improve their way of life. In May 2014, HMCHA completed construction of a bridge over the Wadecha River. The bridge allows people and livestock to cross the river safely. In 2018, we finished a community center near the Keteba village including a library and computer lab used to educate children and adults in English, computer skills, finance, and economic development. Total cost was about $128,000, which we were able to fully raise from our amazing sponsors and supporters!
HMCHA is excited to announce the opening of our primary school in the village of Keteba in 2021. There are 2 buildings with 4 classrooms. In January, children in Kindergarten and Grade 1 were eager to start their classes and meet their teachers. Forty registered for this year; a grade will be added each year up to Grade 4.
Classrooms are furnished with desks, blackboards, and office supplies. A generous donor has provided funding to cover basic operating costs, which allows HMCHA to manage the administration and programming of the school. The Ethiopian government granted HMCHA the required licensing and said, “the school is so beautiful, it looks like a university”.
Classes are taught by three teachers. The curriculum includes Reading, Mathematics, Science, English, Handwriting, and Sports. The students use the Community Center Library, which sits next to the school. The newly built playground at the Community Center is also used by the students. School supplies will need to be replenished and enhanced teacher training, so HMCHA invites you to help with these ongoing projects. This is our primary fund for the 2021 Give to the Max Day!
Please consider sponsoring a child! We need your help as there are numerous children in need. Through a child sponsorship of $360 per year, you can support their immediate needs which includes education, food, clean water, clothing, and proper health care. Every dollar goes to the families. You can give through the GiveMN website or via PayPal at hmcha.org for your child sponsorship. For more information about children sponsorship you e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website!