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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
Using private donations and local volunteers, Opportunity for Kids Ethiopia (OK Ethiopia) aims to provide school buildings, school supplies, clothing and the opportunity for education to farming children in rural Ethiopia.

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Construction of the first building has started

Construction of the first new building for the Furuna Elementary and Secondary School started in December 2018. The new school will be built with much sturdier materials than the old buildings. The wood and cinder block were donated by Opportunity Kids, while community members donated their time and labor for the construction.

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Furuna School in January 2018

After years of planning, the ceremony marking the official start of construction of the new building for Furuna School was held on January 24, 2018. The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by an estimated 500 schoolchildren, teachers, members of the community, community leaders and local politicians. The event included distinguished guests speaking about the community and school, traditional …