As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Hope Enterprise’s vocational training centers were closed for several months in 2020. Vocational trainees and their families were heavily impacted by the economic downturn that resulted from the pandemic and needed the continued financial support of The Fitsum Bahru Memorial Foundation (FBMF) during closures. With this continued financial aid that FBMF was able to provide, Hope Enterprises was able to give much needed assistance in the form of food provisions, personal hygiene and supplemental learning materials for at home training. Towards the end of 2020 and through the beginning of 2021, training resumed with limited, socially-distanced, in-person training and remote instruction--when possible. Of the 30 vocational trainees that were benefiting from an FBMF sponsorship, 15 have completed their training and the remaining 15 are expected to do so in the coming months. FBMF is working with Hope Enterprises on how to move forward with future sponsorship selections as the organization is working on restructuring the duration and delivery of its vocational training programs. We will share more on that once an agreement has been reached.