Project information

A Garden and smallholding for EEF students

The area around our student hostel is getting more and more built up. In order to facilitate outside space and to teach our students about small animals and growing vegetables we would like to purchase a smallholding and build facilities for a small number of animals

January 2017 - April 2017

Charity information

Ethiopian Education Foundation

Ethiopian Education Foundation logo
  • Need


    lack of space in an urban environment as well as lack of exposure to self sufficiency.


    allow our students to actively participate in egg production as well as growing vegetables

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    own a garden plot


    » buy land and cultivate it

    though raising animals (chicken and sheep) and growing vegetables

  • Impact


    a better approach to food creation and self sufficiency for our students


    rising cost of land. we have negotiated and locked in the price of the plot we envisage to buy. our option will be available until 31 January 2017.


    we report quarterly by email

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £38,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £31,000 land land price (incl legal fees)
      £4,000 materials FOR A SHED AND CHICKEN ENCLUSURE
      £3,000 animals and crops
  • Background


    Addis Ababa


    our eef scholarship students

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    TRACK RECORD: After being in operation for just over 10 years:
    • Students on EEF High School Programme - 56
    • EEF High School graduates at Uni supported by EEF – 86
    • EEF Uni graduates – 53
    • EEF High School Graduates entering University – 100%
    • Students on full NYU Scholarships – 5 (3 graduated)
    • students on Uni Helsinki Scholarships – 2
    • % of EEF uni students studying medicine 24
    • The first fully qualified medical doctors graduated in 14 / 15 (five more to graduate in 2016

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jenny Wilson

    Programme Director

    Benjamin Hodge

    Boys Hostel Manager