Rafael's Campaign to build the Irob Stars School

I am working to raise money to build the
Irob Hutuk (“Irob Stars”) School in Dawhan, Ethiopia

43939760_1575748437402816_r.jpegWhere is this school and the place where it’s being built?
The school is in the capitol city of the Irob District in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. This District is named after the Irob people who are the predominant ethnic group living there. The Irob district is in the highlands of Ethiopia. It is a farming culture and one of the poorest districts in an already poor country. They speak Saho and are Catholic (Ge’ez Rite, under Pope Francis).
Why do they need a school?
The Irob region is a historically Ethiopian area that lies on the border with Eritrea. The area was decimated by the recent Ethiopian-Eritrean War. Most of the towns, including the schools, were destroyed.

Who can go to The Irob Stars School?
This school will be free and for the poorest of the poor. All uniforms and school supplies will be provided. We especially want to help girls to go to school because they often do not have the opportunity to do so. Education has always been the primary means of escaping from poverty.
How do you know that my donation will get to the builders of the school and not get lost in the mail? How much will go to the building of the school?
I personally know the founders of this school and will hand-carry your donation to them! 100% of donations go into the building of the school.  I am hoping to go and see the school next summer once it is finished. 

Thank you so much for supporting my campaign to build this school! 

Rafael Ruiz, DJO '20

  • Adriana Mundy 
    • $25 
    • 24 mos
  • Elizabeth Mundy 
    • $25 
    • 24 mos
  • Tom Oristian 
    • $100 
    • 24 mos
  • Melanie Minesinger 
    • $45 
    • 24 mos
  • Suzanne Minotto 
    • $100 
    • 24 mos
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Rafael Ruiz 
Oakton, VA
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