Our Focus

Today, our singular focus is to raise enough funds so that we can electrify the school and ship the computers.  We have collected over 120 computers now ready to be shipped.  However, without power in the school, the computers would not be put to good use.  So we are still continuing to ask our friends, families and everybody we know to help us reach that goal.

We believe that having access to the internet and online learning resources will help the students close the gap that exists right now.

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Thanks to our supporters, Zorat Elementary School is one step closer to getting electrified.  We have now raised $12,000 as of April 2013.  We feel blessed to have your support and we know you will take us all the way to $20,000.  Give the gift of education.

Featured Article in Tigrai Online

The Future of Education in Ethiopia


The future of education in Ethiopia has received a shot in the arm after languishing for decades. Enrollment has skyrocketed, there are schools in more places than ever before, and there are signs that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

However, significant challenges remain that require meaningful breakthroughs in the areas of access to basic resources for both students and educators,improvements to the quality of education that is available, access to technology – including computers,the Internet and online learning tools – and last but not least, a reduction of the student-to-teacher/ classroom ratio.

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School kids in Ethiopia receive life changing support from Fredericton

A recent trip to Ethiopia has changed our lives for the better.  We had been planning to visit family members in the Northern Province of Tigrai, near the town of Axum. Just a few days before we took off, I had a meeting with a friend.  His name is Mike Washburn.  Mike and I have known each other for a little over a year and in the course of that time, I have learned a great deal from him.  We regularly meet on Mondays to discuss business and some times have coffee.  However, this particular meeting that we had became far more extraordinary.  Upon telling Mike of our planned trip and what we wanted to do when we got there, Mike spontaneously took his cheque book out and wrote an amount that became the start of something special.  You see, we had been planning to visit my old elementary school in Ethiopia and we wanted to take a few things that would help some needy students.  When I expressed to Mike how I wanted to get soccer jerseys for the school team, Mike provided the money we needed and the motivation to do more.  Thank you Mike.



A Library with a Handful of Books - Goes a Long Way

The school has a one room structure that has been designated as a library.  They have less than a few hundred books and most of them were donated from different sources.

Zorat Library

Unfortunately, the majority of the books in the library are far too advanced for the students to utilize.  We visited a bookstore that had hundreds of books that would be suitable to these students.  The books were mostly under $6.00.  It would be very easy to purchase books that are appropriate and cost effective at the same time.In November 2009, Zorat.org sent enough money to purchase 570 books that are relevant to the students at Zorat.




These are some of the children of Zorat Elementary School. Fredericton’s Yemane Muzey, who grew up in Ethiopia and attended this school, raised money for soccer jerseys and soccer balls for the students there.


These are some of the children of Zorat Elementary School. Fredericton’s Yemane Muzey, who grew up in Ethiopia and attended this school, raised money for soccer jerseys and soccer balls for the students there. Muzey and his fiancée are now raising money for things like books, desks and chairs for the students.   Needs





Recently, a family donated $365.00 to Zorat.org.  This is the third time this family has done it.  We are so grateful for their continued support.  Thank you very much.  When ever we visit them around Halloween, they gave us their donation on a brown bag.  They save $1/day for the year just for zorat.  $1/day seems very small and easy to do but it goes a long way for our cause.

We hope there will be more people who can do the same as this family.

In three years, we have done several projects for the school. We have achieved our goal of having all students a chair and a desk, we have provided funding for uniforms for kids that are Orphaned and we have bought 570 books! Now the Tigrai government has promised us that they will electrify the school.

Our effort will now focus on finding computers loaded with free educational software that can be used by the students. We are looking at logisitics of how many and when we will begin to collect computers.  We look forward to your continued support.

18¢ per day can change 2000 Students in Ethiopia!

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Contact us

117 Sunset Dr.
Fredericton, NB E3A 1A2
Tel: 506-452-6789
Fax: 506-452-6787
Web: www.zorat.org
Email: school@zorat.org

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Current happenings

We have no completed the instillation of open source software on all the computers we have collected!