Furtu Barnoota: Unlocking the Doors to Education

August 16, 2022 0 Comments


We are proud to announce the success of our project, Furtu Barnoota, which translates to “Keys to Education” in Afaan Oromo. This project was made possible through our partnership with Books For Africa (BFA) and the Jara & Jiru Foundation (JJ Fund). Our collaboration enabled us to equip 20 schools with over 29,000 educational books, laptops, projectors, and printers.

None of this would have been possible without the support of our sponsors, who included both partnership organizations and individual donors. These sponsors not only made it possible to deliver the resources, but also to connect with the school communities and work on projects and programs that support students in their education. Some even went above and beyond by sponsoring multiple schools and providing additional resources such as laptops and printers.

The project had two initiatives: Plan A and Plan B. The schools that participated in Plan A, which aimed to deliver books, are now receiving ongoing support through Plan B. This support ensures that the students continue to have access to the resources they need to succeed in their education. However, schools not included in Plan B are not receiving ongoing support at this time.

At the heart of our project is the belief in the power of community. We believe that when we come together, we can make a difference in the lives of students and their communities. Through Furtu Barnoota, we are unlocking the doors to education and providing students with the tools they need to succeed.”

Schools in the PLAN B (Ongoing support) initiative

Adaba School Districts

1. Adaba High School, 9th-12th grade – Rufo Jiru

2. Haro Hunte Middle School, 1st-8th grade – Rufo Jiru

3. Wackoora Elementary school, 1st-4th grade – Ayantu Jiru

4. Sinbone Academy, KG to 1st grade – Rufo Jiru

5. Buch Raya Middle School,   1st-8th grade – Hussein Haji

6. Gamaa Wollaale Middle School, 1st – 8th grade – Awel Woliyi

7. Leliso Middle school, 1st – 8th grade – Sada Bariso

Dodola School Districts

1. Dangambo Middle School,  1st-8th grade – Ayantu Jiru

2. Tulu Dhertu Middle School 1st-8th grade  – Rufo Jiru

3. Tulu Sokoru Elementary School,  1st-6th grade – Rufo Jiru

4. Danaba Middle School, 1st-8th grade – Milko Bariso 

5. Mekane Yesus Middle School, 1st-8th grade – Milko Bariso

6. Dodola Primary School, 9th-12th grade – Rabiya Aman Kassim 

7. Tulu Jara Elementary,  1st- 6th grade – Maria Ogato

8. Qacama Middle School, 1st-8th grade – Maria Ogato

9. Dodola High school, 9th-12th grade – Rehima Kedir

Schools in The PLAN A Initiative

1. Serofta High School, Dodola – Aman Gare

2. Chumuluggo Elementary Middle School – 1st – 8th Grade – Mekiya Ulu

3. Biftu Bari Elementary, Asasa 1st-6th grade – Hayat Hashim 

4. Mujama Middle School, Asasa 1st-8th grade – Hayat Hashim