I know that many of you who have visited Ethiopia feel the need to give something back in return for the enormous pleasure it provides as a travel destination. I feel very much the same. In 2008 I joint sponsored a very bright young lady who needed help financially to train as a nurse, and who now, five years later, is training others as a result. Today, 23 year old Genet Amare (below) from Lalibela needs similar help. Her circumstances are more desperate. She has tragically lost all her family members – her parents from disease, her brother from fighting in the war against Eritrea and most recently she lost her sister in a terrible accident. Genet is a single mother and moved to Bahar Dar to find work but because her education was cut short, her English is poor and so her chances of finding reasonably paid work is very limited. She desperately wants to train as a nurse and help others, but she needs to develop her English before she can begin her nurse training
With logistical assistance from my local Addis Ababa based agent who is acting as ‘guardian’, I have provided enough financial support to cover Genet’s immediate expenses and fees to enable her to start her English studies but need to raise funds in order to help continue to support her over the next two years. I am looking at a sponsored South Downs walk locally in the summer but any one-off or monthly donations, however small, would literally be a life-changer and be received with enormous gratitude by Genet. I can personally guarantee that every single penny received would go to help Genet achieve her dream. Thank you.
Account Name: Patrick Syder (The Genet Amare Fund)
Account Number : 48278068
Sort Code: 30-98-77