“Roman Girls” are students who are getting support since 2008G.C almost for 12 years under MCMDO’s One to one sponsorship program.
One to one sponsorship program is one of MCMDO programs under Education thematic area which support Children’s since 2000G.c. The Sponsorship Program mainly works on providing opportunities & access to education for orphan and vulnerable children through the generous support of the sponsors from different countries.
The implementation of the program is designed in two ways;
– One to one sponsorship where an individual child linked to a sponsor
– Group sponsorship where a group of people sponsor a group of children.
Among those group sponsorships “Roman Girls” are the main group who get sponsored from Ethiopian Family Fund (EFF). “Roman girls” get its identification by Dr. Roman Kifle (PhD) the founder & coordinator for these 28 students.
Mrs. Marla Hodes the Executive Director of Ethiopian Family Fund (EFF) and Dr. Roman Kifle the founder for Roman girls and Mrs. Lynn Gregory a new volunteer who wanted to involve on the sponsorship program visited the students.
The purpose of the visit is to hear and check the annual report and follow up the progress of the students, to personally chat with the students & their families and to discuss the students’ academic & health status.
The program started with welcoming all the sponsors, family and students by Mr. Resom Sisay Addis Ababa area coordinator followed by annual report about the actual implementation of the project by Meaza Wuhabe; from the 2019 report the project succeeded 2 students graduated from d/t college, 5 students has joined university to take their college courses, 3 will take national exam to join university and the rest are in elementary and secondary school following their education, the event followed by discussion with the girls, their family, after the discussion the visitors (Mrs. Marla Hodes and Dr. Roman Kifle) share their experience, gave consult for the students (Roman Girls) and gave positive reward for MCMDO and thank all the family of students; the students also gave their big gratitude for MCMDO, Mrs. Marla Hodes, Dr. Roman Kifle and their family.
Finally MCMDO gave recognition certificate for Ethiopian Family Fund for supporting the 24 students