De La Salle Street Children Project
Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Administrator: Brother Kassaye Antuan, FSC
De La Salle Street Children Project was established in 2003 with the intention of helping street children of Dire Dawa get a human and Christian education. It is an extension project of Bisrate Gabriel School. The project house, which is owned by the Sisters of Charity, closed in 2010 when the sisters needed the building for other purposes. Despite the closure, the project continues to serve young people from afar. It offers free education at Bisrate Gabriel to children the project previously served. It also helps support children who are now enrolled at Bisrate Gabriel or a university by connecting them with donors to support their needs. Funding is needed to help Bisrate Gabriel build a center for the De La Salle Street Children Project to provide educational training, host youth outreach programs, and help alleviate the problems affecting street children and orphans. The goal of the project is to provide an education and self-development program for street children ages five through 18 so that they can properly integrate into Ethiopia’s education system and the wider society.
RELAN Twin School
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Contact: Willie Leonard