Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty by giving disadvantaged children access to quality education. We do this by improving the quality of teaching and quality of facilities within schools and by working with communities to overcome obstacles, enabling children to stay in school.
Our approach to providing access to quality education is holistic, as our experience shows us that there are many areas of need that must be addressed, to enable children to make the most of education. We work closely with schools through our construction projects, teacher training and school links, to understand the problems they are facing and how we can most effectively help them.
We also work closely with the children, their families and communities, through sponsorship, after-school clubs and income generating activities, to understand the issues they face at home and how these impact their ability to attend or concentrate in school.
Together We Learn is a merger of Link Ethiopia and The Kindu Trust, two charities that have been working to brighten the prospects of children in Ethiopia for more than 20 years.
We work with schools and families to make sure children can go to school and develop the skills they need to reach their full potential. We do this in three ways:
1. Access: We work with families to help provide a secure home from which the child can go to school and we work with schools to build new classrooms in areas where they are needed.
2. Quality: We work with teachers to increase the quality of lessons they can deliver by providing teacher training and building facilities at schools to provide better learning environments.
3. Wellbeing: We run out-of-school activities that improve quality of life for children and their families.
We have been working with our sponsored families and partner schools for more than 20 years, our team have deep roots in the communities where we work and all our projects are informed by their feedback, so we can deliver projects that work for them long-term.