The Children of Yirgaalem Appeal was launched in 2005 to relieve the poverty in the Sidamo region of Southern Ethiopia. The town is located 260 kilometers south of the capital Addis Ababa and 40 kilometres south of Awasa. The Charity raises funds to ensure that as many children as possible receive an education by funding the building of, and the maintenance of a school in the town.
The trust has also given street children a home, fed 300 school children each day, supported a medical centre, and has helped other schools in the area. Every penny that is donated is put to good use to directly benefit the community of Yirgaalem.
The money donated to the appeal will go towards helping more children in the local area get an education as the money raised will help to build a classroom, buy vital school equipment and improve the quality of education that the children will recieve!