The Ethiopian Education Foundation is my favourite example for sustainable investment that has become such a buzz word in financial markets. Eef helps gifted children in Ethiopia to get access to high quality education, so they can develop their talents and reach university.
Each year eef selects around 20 students for its scholarship programme and provides them with 4 years (aged 14 -18) of excellent secondary schooling at the School of Tomorrow in Addis Ababa , one of Ethiopia’s leading secondary schools.
I personally saw eef being born in the heart of my friends Achim and Glen and witnessed how they took it forward with love, compassion, determination, great business sense and total integrity. They cover their own costs and all admin. Every penny given by the sponsors serves the children and their needs. And sponsors are not just a source of funds. Under the stewardship of eef, they are invited to keep regular email contact with their students, adding a personal dimension to the financial support. Over the years, eef has developed into a strong, positive and nourishing support structure that rewards everybody involved with way more than just money.