|During their holiday in Ethiopia in 2014 Evelyn and Joost met two young men, Yohanes and Muluye. Both men work as tour guides since completing their studies, which had been funded by Dutch families. Because they had enjoyed so many opportunities not available to most in their country, they decided some time ago to set up a school in their native village of Lalibela. Their goal is to provide a higher quality of education than other schools in Lalibela: Merci Lal School.
At this school there are currently 6 teachers qualified to give lessons but who have too little subject knowledge to provide a high quality of education in English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry.
|Ermiyas en Asefu, summer 2015 in Lalibela
|After full consideration the board of Education Runway decided to support the 3 year university course English for Ermiyas Yilma(now 23). Ermiyas was born in Lalibela and is now attending the University of Dila.
25-Year old Asefu Getu, also born in Lalibela is now studying mathematics at the University of Woldia and she hopes to work many years at Mercia Lal School in Lalibela after finishing her studies.
The total cost for the education are about € 750 per person per year.
Both Asefu and Erimyas are about to succesfully graduate in June 2017 and we are looking forward to support 2 new students as per September 2017.