"We are limited in resources and cannot even provide sufficient educational supplies, let alone this kind of financial support. There are many students with the capacity to change their lives through education but are forced to abandon their studies due to their financial limitations."
Dr. Wondwossen Mulugeta
Associate Dean, AAU
"Prior to this opportunity, I was having great difficulty in accessing materials and had to share handouts with my friends, taking turns to study different chapters. Now, this is no longer a hurdle and I am able to follow my studies without any hindrance."
Mezigebu Abebe, AAU
"My parents are older and unable to help me financially, which was very difficult for me. I am very thankful for the assistance provided by the Fitsum Bahru Foundation."
Damene Armdew, AAU
"You are giving us support so that we can learn and in turn help our country and our families."
Emebet Tadesse, Wollo University
"Being selected based on our merit and becoming finalists to receive this scholarship is a great feeling. For students previously without the means to attain copies of class materials, now being able to do so gives us freedom. By alleviating that stress for us we have nothing else preventing us from learning."
Mulu Abebe, Wollo University
*Quotes translated from Amharic*
2023 BENEFICIARIES SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WIH FBMF
2020-2022 BENEFICIARIES RESPOND TO THE QUESTION:
"WHAT WOULD YOUR LIFE LOOK LIKE WITHOUT ACCESS TO EDUCATION?"
2017-2018 SCHOLAR TESTIMONIALS
2018-2019 SCHOLAR HIGHLIGHTS