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Hannan Said

Name: Hannah Said

Age: 11 years old.

Grade: 5th grade.

Favorite Subject: Civics and Ethics

Dreams of Being: Pilot

Story: She lives with her parents. Her father is currently unemployed and her mother bakes injera at a cafe. She also has one 9 year old brother, Henok.

Kurisheula Shewa Miteke

Name: Kurisheula Shewa Miteke

Age: 15 years old

Grade: 5th grade

Favorite Subject: Math

Dreams of Being: Artist

Story: Kurisheula’s parents both have passed away. She is currently living with an aunt and works with her after school to sell food. She also loves to play soccer.

Kalkidan Sisay-2

Name: Kalkidan Sisay

Age: 13 years old.

Grade: 6th grade.

Favorite Subject: Civics and Ethics

Dreams of Being: Singer, dancer, actress

Story: Kalkidan lives with her mother, her parents are separated. Her mother sells vegetables on the streets. Kalkidan also has a 3 year old sister.

Aylech Angasa 2

Name: Minike

Age: 9 years old

Grade: Grade 1

Favorite Subject: Amharic

Dreams of Being: Police man

Story: Minike lives with his mother, Aylech, and 6 year old half sister. Aylech’s husband left her when she was pregnant. She washes clothes for a living.


Name: Lidet Yegezoo

Age: 12 years old

Grade: 8

Dreams of Being: Engineer

Story: She loves learning biology and hopes to be an engineer when she grows up. Lidet lives with her grandmother as both of her parents passed away from tuberculosis when she was younger.

Alem Hailu 2

Name: Kalkidan

Age: 14

Grade: Grade 7

Favorite Subject: Amharic

Dreams of Being: Doctor

Story: Kalkidan lives with her mother, Alem, and 9 year old sister. Her little sister was recently in a burn accident and was unable to start school. She is still healing, and needs ongoing treatment. Her mother braids hair for work, and her father passed away from malaria about ten years ago.

Kebaye Dangiso 2

Name: Mentewab

Age: 8

Grade: They cannot afford to send her to school

Story: Mentewab lives with her mother (Kebaye), father, and three other siblings. She loves to play with dolls but doesn’t have one, so she says that she has fun playing with sticks and mud. Her mother makes a traditional drink and sells it to try to provide for the family.