To get feedback from our girls, we interviewed some that are supported by the foundation. We distributed questionnaires to all the students to collect their general satisfaction and concerns that they may have about our programs.
We found out all the girls were happy with all the things that the foundation is providing to them. They mentioned how the foundation is helping them in all aspects of their life beyond what they expected.
They believe the foundation is making a huge positive impact in their lives. Their motivation to work hard and be successful is extremely high. Learning with high achieving girls in a safe environment with all the tools available for learning is a dream come true. They never expected this type of comprehensive free support from any foundation.
They understand what it means to Dream, Achieve, Succeed, and Give Back to their community and country.
The staff members and local leaders all think that this is a big opportunity for the community. Below we include testimony from just a few of the amazing girls part of our program.
Symbo Walelign ( 16 years old)
I got to be part of the eyes foundation because I was able to fulfill the requirements the foundation had first set. I was surprised when I came for the first time because I thought it was going to be the same way of teaching as the regular class I was attending but arriving here and taking the classes was a different experience.
Establishing this foundation purely to help young girls is very much appreciated. The pocket money we receive has helped me fulfill a lot of personal and school materials for myself without having to ask my parents. This program has helped me discover a strong self inside me I never thought was there. I am confident about myself and will work hard to complete my classes and attend college.
Aynaddis lemma (16 years old)
I have been a part of EYES foundation since October 2018 when I was a ninth grader, and I was able to get the opportunity since I was one of the top students from our school. And ever since I joined the program, I have improved much in my grades. I can’t even compare the quality of service we get with what we have in our regular school. The health counseling has also helped me know more about myself and how to take care of myself. This foundation is a dream come true!
Hanna Shiferaw (18 years old)
I live in the town of Woliso with my parents and siblings. I am currently a 12th grade student. I joined this foundation when I was in 11th grade due to my good grades in my school. Since I am a natural science student, it has helped me achieve better grades in subjects like math, physics, and biology. The free health checkup service is something that is extremely useful and the pocket money we receive is also helpful. It helps me relieve the burden from my parents and help me to fulfill somethings for ourselves.
Sosina Dashin (18 years old)
EYES foundation has made a huge impact in my life. It has helped me get better grades and deep understanding in my studies. I very much appreciate the support we get from the foundation, especially the tutorials being focused on STEM subjects. The computer lab is also extremely useful in accessing useful information and online learning through the internet. This is a huge advantage for us since we do not have access to computers or internet in our local schools. We come here and do our assignments using the computer and look up on the internet for additional materials to help us with our studies. We sincerely thank the foundation for giving us this chance to excel in our studies and continue our education with confidence in the future.