Baraket now studies in a government class after graduating from a Speed School. His mother, Sheto, participated in a collective savings group with other Speed School mothers. She has recently been able to set up a coffee shop and can now afford to send all her children to school.
In this Huffington blog post Cameron Conaway shares his personal journey to Ethiopia where he visited our Speed School program.
Below is an extract from the article:
"Of course there was a drought, droughts are part of the cycle of this region, but the government was also covering everything up. They feared losing power if either people throughout Ethiopia or the international community saw the terrible truth of what was happening. They blocked journalists and aid workers from coming in, and I remember great stretches of land lined with bodies... either people who were trying to sleep their way into death or those who already had."
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