"Teaching in the Light of Jesus"
Berhane Yesus Elementary School is located in the western highlands of Ethiopia in the rural community of Dembi Dollo. The school is the first entry point to education for children of subsistence farmers, migrant workers and sometimes displaced groups of people.
The current building was opened in 2001 and offers a quality education for its 616 students enrolled in grades K-8. Students study reading, math, social studies, and science as well as three languages (English, Amharic, and Afan Oromo).
Through donations, the school offers scholarships for students who cannot afford tuition, uniforms, or school supplies. Ninety-eight percent of Berhane Yesus students pass government exams and are eligible for secondary school.
As Jesus himself loved the children, saying "Let the children come to me" (Matthew 19:14), Berhane Yesus Elementary School seeks to change lives by sharing the 'Light of Jesus" and by providing the best possible education for the children of Dembi Dollo, preparing them for a rigorous high school education and a life of Christian service.
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