Access for Success

Current Needs

Support for Meliyu High School

This government run high school, constructed about four decades ago, currently has a large student enrollment of over 1,780 pupils, yet is lacking essential facilities. The school has a shortage of reference materials, computers, lab equipment, books, and other supplies. The classrooms need maintenance and furniture for the students. The supply of reference materials, maintenance of the floors and the construction of a dry pit latrine for both female and male students were given priority. The high school director, Mr. (Obbo) Bedada took responsibility of these projects and now three dusty classrooms have cemented floor and a dry pit latrine is in place for female students. The school still needs support and materials for each classroom, however.

Child Care Center needs

>School Facilities- The school team is focusing on purchasing play materials for the children when they are not in school. A merryground, pendulum, football, and other playing materials have been put in place, but there is a critical lack of modern play materials used to assist the children with their academics. There is a shortage of stationary materials for the kids both when at recess and when in the classroom.

>Staffing- The staff is small and are inadequately paid. There is only one guard and the cashier is a committee member from the management team. Although these members currently have remarkable commitment, it may fade overtime if there is no incentive. Lack of financial resources hinders the possibility of incentives.

>Lack of Budget- The center does not have the budget for contingency factors. There is no budget that covers salary for the coming months.

In addition to your charitable financial contributions, we also accept in-kind contributions of the following supplies: 

Suuplies Needed in Ethiopia (Oromia)

School Supplies

  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Reference and Text Books
  • Pens, Pencils, Paper, and Notebooks
  • Library Books, CDs, and DVDs
  • Audio-Visual Equipment
  • Bikes
  • Wheelchairs
  • Backpacks
  • Sports equipment, e.g., balls, nets, shoes, uniforms.
  • Child care supplies, e.g., toys, games, diapers, baby clothes.

Business Supplies

  • Sewing Machines
  • Computers and Calculators
  • Cash Registers
  • Ledger Books and Business Forms


Supplies Needed in the U.S.

Office Supplies

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Computers
  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Telephone
  • Fax Machine
  • File Cabinets

Volunteer In-Kind Services

  • Legal
  • Business Consulting
  • Accounting
  • Technical Writing
  • IT Services
  • Child and Elder Care
  • Tutoring
  • Transportation
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