We have already achieved a lot. With your donations, a new home with reasonable sanitary facilities and enough space to eat, do homework and play together was built. And a primary school, which is now attended not only by the Mingi children, but also by other children from the Omo Valley, was built on the site.
Now your donation will primarily provide basic supplies (food, clothing, medical care, education at secondary schools etc.). And a school bus to bring the children from the surrounding regions to school is also urgently needed. We are currently working towards this funding.
But not only the corona situation, which has now lasted a year (thank God, everyone is healthy so far!) makes collecting donations difficult at the moment. Since the beginning of 2020, the American sponsor, who has supported Lale and his team so far, has withdrawn from the project because he wants to focus more on adoption placement. And this orientation does not fit with Lale’s concept, who wants to raise his children to be well-educated, capable adults who are able to think outside the box and change the fortunes of their own country in the long term and sustainably.
Thus, the financing of the children’s needs is currently exclusively with our small Austrian association OMO Child Äthiopien Austria. But we hope that it won’t stay that way for long, because a supporter in Germany is also planning to found an association in order to increase the amount of donations. We hope to be able to tell you more about it soon!
Of course a group of people can also act as a donor.
If your financial donation is in one of the above categories, and if you so wish, we will publish your company’s logo and the amount donated on the OMO Child Ethiopia website.
You can support OMO Child by purchasing one or more (symbolic) bricks; one brick costs EUR 25