ENPA
Education for Needy People Association
Education for Needy People Association
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About ENPA

Eduacation for Needy People Association

ENPA is a school project in the capital Addis Ababa in the very center of Ethiopia. Ethiopia: Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world. Decades of monarchic and communistic repression as well as misleading developments policies forced the country to a terrifying HDI of 0,43  (compared to other countries: Turkey: 0,75, Germany: 0,91).  The HDI is an index that gives information about the graduation rate of the primary pupils, the health service, the life expectancy and the economic situation. ENPA tries to oppose the diffcult life, at least for the poor children of the district Gotebe in Addis Ababa. The children of the poorest families are the members of the school. At the age of 4-5 they get the opportunity to visit the kindergarten first and after that they may become a student of the school. When finishing the 8th grade of the school they have the possbility to switch to a puplic school. In Ethiopia and many other states the education is officially free of charge. But this doens’t changes anything for the poor people because of the unaffordable school materials, especially the school clothing. Even in this situation ENPA tries to help and supports them with clothings and materilas so they can visit the public school and mayb the university one day. To compare: The average income of an Ethiopian per day is 1,3 Euro. This is not a huge amount of money and compared with the wealth of  “the western world” and unthinkable challenge for the families.
On our own behalf: My name is Armin Scheffer and together with a students organisation I visitited Ethiopia in 2015 and worked some weeks in ENPA. Accordingly I am the initiator of the “ENPA Alive e.V.” association. Thus I could personally experience the intense and important work of the whole staff of ENPA. I had the opportunity to meet the kindest people in my life and even if there were some sad situations I had some of the best weeks ever. This was because of the people and the new friends I’ve meet in this city, because of ENPA, a project with so much potential and a great objective and because of Kaleb Tsegaye, the project manager of ENPA. A truly devoted human beeing and father who would do everything for these kids. A part of me wants to return nostalgicly almost every day to this stunning country, this city which is so full of life and this wonderful project. The “surviving” of ENPA is my biggest dream and I would appreciate a lot if you help me and, “ENPA Alive e.V.”, to fullfill this dream. .
ENPA Alive e.V.
Education for Needy People Association
© ENPA Alive e.V.  

About ENPA

Eduacation for Needy People

Association

ENPA is a school project in the capital Addis Ababa in the very center of Ethiopia. Ethiopia: Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world. Decades of monarchic and communistic repression as well as misleading developments policies forced the country to a terrifying HDI of 0,43  (compared to other countries: Turkey: 0,75, Germany: 0,91).  The HDI is an index that gives information about the graduation rate of the primary pupils, the health service, the life expectancy and the economic situation. ENPA tries to oppose the diffcult life, at least for the poor children of the district Gotebe in Addis Ababa. The children of the poorest families are the members of the school. At the age of 4-5 they get the opportunity to visit the kindergarten first and after that they may become a student of the school. When finishing the 8th grade of the school they have the possbility to switch to a puplic school. In Ethiopia and many other states the education is officially free of charge. But this doens’t changes anything for the poor people because of the unaffordable school materials, especially the school clothing. Even in this situation ENPA tries to help and supports them with clothings and materilas so they can visit the public school and mayb the university one day. To compare: The average income of an Ethiopian per day is 1,3 Euro. This is not a huge amount of money and compared with the wealth of  “the western world” and unthinkable challenge for the families.