Girls in Ethiopia have a soaring dropout rate from primary school combined with a 41% child marriage rate. They have inadequate adolescent health training, limited healthcare, and a lack of recreational and creative outlets. Therefore, job opportunities and careers for females are limited. Firms with female senior leadership make up fewer than 4% of companies in the country.
In addition, adolescent girls in Ethiopia suffer from a disproportionate share of early age pregnancies, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) which include HIV/AIDS, gender based violence, and other serious reproductive health problems. A recent study indicated that more than half of all the 3.27 million births annually are attributed to adolescents.
We take a holistic approach to our STEM tutoring to tackle the problems facing young Ethiopian girls, including:
1. Computer / English Training
2. Medical Screening / Sexual Education
3. Financial & Psychological Support
4. Library Access
5. Leadership Training
6. College Scholarship
Did you know?
Our program increases the likelihood of college by 48%.
The DISATU EYES Foundation (Empowering Young Ethiopians for Success) is based in Woliso and focuses its projects on young girls that are often carrying the burden of
inequality yet facing unequal access to social and economic rights.
We also have started tutoring younger female students in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, from grade 5 and up following them until they finish middle school and high school. We’re evaluate what difference starting tutoring at an earlier stage makes.
Our 3 main goals are:
1. 80% Pass National College Entrance Exam
In order to be able to attend college each young woman needs to pass the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination. Our focus is to make sure at least 80% of our students are able to pass this test and move on to study in college.
2. Graduate College
After they are able to pass the EHEEE the next goal is to decide on a career that they are passionate about and graduate college successfully. Our team helps each individual girl achieve this dream.
3. Have Successful Career
At the end of the day we want each individual girl to have a bright future and an amazing career. Our girls in college are on track on to join STEM fields and find great joy and success in their careers.
Performance Highlights for the Year 2019-2021
85% of our 2021 students passed the exam and are attending a university.
We are proud of our students for working hard all year long and studying to pass the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (EHEEE).
We’re particularly proud because on average only 28% of students who attend the local high schools passed the EHEEE and are attending a university