Alem Art Gallery and School New Building Project

Alem Getachew is a fine artist in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia who does not allow her disability to stop her from making a positive impact in the community in the arts and cultural development.

She has been teaching hundreds of children and young people in art education, drawing, sketching, and painting since 2004. Every summertime between June and September hundreds of local children flock to a small rental space in the
Gerji area. Attendance and enthusiasm have grown through the years and it has become obvious that they need funds to build a new facility to accommodate her students. 
A new location has been chosen and 3D architectural moderns drafted, so now the funds are needs to begin the laying down of the foundation and construction cost.

A small community of artists in the DC, Maryland, Virginia tri-state (DMV) has come together to help raise funds for Ms. Alem to build the art gallery and school as seen in the modern drawing. Our goal is to raise $70,000 USD in 2021 or the land may be taken away from her. 

Let us come together with our resources and be a part of a building project that will impact the lives of many children with the arts and remove the sigma of the disabled citizens of Ethiopia. 

Thank you. 

Yours Truly,

Alem Getachew 
Jerome Matiyas 
Dawit Solomon


Jerome Matiyas
Ellicott City, MD

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