Uplifting children in Ethiopia through education

by Enat pre-school education project in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £210

£500 target 5 days left
42% 10 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 19th July 2024 at 7:00pm

Raising money for children in Ethiopia to give them access to an education and a better future

by Enat pre-school education project in London, Greater London, United Kingdom


Who we are

Registered Charity Number: 1208817

ENAT Pre-School Education Project (EPSEP) is a dedicated charity committed to improving access to quality pre-school education for disadvantaged children in Ethiopia. Our mission is to lay a strong educational foundation for every child, ensuring they have the best start in life.


Tibebu Tekle is the visionary founder of ENAT. Born in the slums of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tibebu experienced firsthand the challenges of growing up in an environment with limited access to quality education. He sought refuge in the UK in 2014. Now a dedicated professional in London, Tibebu has worked with the Refugee Council and other support organisations, leveraging his experience to assist and uplift displaced individuals.

What We're Doing

1. Sponsorship Programs: Providing educational materials and support to underprivileged children.

2. Supporting Government Pre-Schools: Assisting existing pre-schools to expand and enhance their programs.

3. Building New Pre-Schools: Establishing pre-schools in areas where none currently exist.

4. Family Support Schemes: Enhancing parental involvement and improving learning at home through targeted family support.

5. Advocacy and Awareness Campaigns: Raising public and governmental support for early childhood education.

6. After-School Centres: Offering enrichment activities and nutritious meals through after-school programs.

Our Focus and Our Crowdfunding Campaign

ENAT prioritises disadvantaged areas, working in tandem with government initiatives to ensure comprehensive support. Our ultimate goal is to provide every child with access to quality pre-school education, forming a robust foundation for their future.

1. Supplying School Uniforms: Ensuring every child has a proper school uniform to foster a sense of belonging and equality among peers.

2. Providing Shoes and Bags: Equipping children with durable shoes and school bags, essential for their daily journey to and from school.

3. Educational Materials: Supplying necessary learning materials, including books, stationery, and educational tools to enhance their learning experience.

The Challenge

In response to national policy reforms on early childhood education, Ethiopia saw the enrolment rate rise from 5% in 2010 to 46% in 2016 (JH Kim, BH Hailu, PM Rose et al., 2021). By 2020, Ethiopia aimed for:

  • Universal Access: Every child to receive at least one year of pre-primary education (0-class).
  • 80% Enrolment: Targeting 80% enrolment of 4-6-year-olds (MOE, 2015).


Despite this progress, the gross enrolment ratio was only 47% in 2019/20. The breakdown of pre-primary education attendance in 2019/20 was:

  • 11% attended kindergarten.
  • 30% attended O-Class.
  • 6% participated in child-to-child programs (Rossiter et al., 2018).

Addressing Inequality

Ethiopia’s expansion in pre-school education, though significant, has not been equitable. Disparities persist based on:

  • Location: Rural areas lag behind urban centres.
  • Gender: Girls have less access compared to boys.
  • Age: Coverage varies among 4, 5, and 6-year-olds.
  • Socioeconomic Background: Children from poorer families face greater barriers.

These inequalities hinder Ethiopia’s progress towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of quality pre-school education for all.

Overcoming Quality Challenges

In addition to access, the quality of pre-school education faces several challenges:

  • Teacher Shortages: A lack of trained facilitators and teachers limits program effectiveness.
  • Limited Resources: Insufficient curriculum materials, classrooms, learning aids, and playgrounds impede quality education.
  • Teacher Compensation: Low pay discourages qualified teachers from entering the field.

These issues particularly affect the critical one-year "0-class" program for 6-year-olds, preventing it from providing the best possible learning environment.

Join Us in Making a Difference

Your support can help bridge these gaps and ensure that every child in Ethiopia has access to quality pre-school education. Together, we can build a brighter future for the next generation.

Donate Today and Help Us Transform Lives


Our Ethiopian Spotify playlist

We've got some amazing music for you to listen to from some of the greatest Ethiopian musicians ever recorded!


Our Ethiopian Digital Recipe Booklet

We've got 5 delicious Ethiopian recipes for you to enjoy with your friends and family



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

Ethiopian Spotify Playlist

We've created a wonderful Ethiopian playlist full of our favourite songs put together by friends and family. By supporting us with £5 we'll send you the link to our playlist.

£10 or more

A digital recipe booklet

We'll send you a digital booklet including five delicious recipes of famous Ethiopian dishes for you to cook at home with your friends and family.

£15 or more

Ethiopian Spotify Playlist & Recipes

By pledging £15 here you'll receive both our Ethiopian Spotify Playlist made up of all our favourite songs and the digital recipe booklet with x5 delicious Ethiopian dishes you can make at home with your friends and family!

£25 or more

Sponsor a child

By supporting us with £25 you can sponsor a child in need and help them by paying for their uniform, shoes, a bag and educational materials. In return, we'll send you a digital certificate of thanks to print off at home!

£100 or more

Sponsor ENAT

If you sponsor us with £100 we'll send you a certificate of thanks to recognise your generous contribution to our work

£250 or more

Sponsor 10 children

By supporting us with £250 you can sponsor 10 children in need and help them by paying for their uniform, shoes, a bag and educational materials. In return, we'll send you a digital certificate of thanks to print off at home!

£1,250 or more

Sponsor 50 children

By supporting us with £1250 you can sponsor 50 children in need and help them by paying for their uniform, shoes, a bag and educational materials. In return, we'll send you a digital certificate of thanks to print off at home!

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