Since our founding in 2004, 395 girls have been supported by REAL
(including the 120 currently in the program).
education added (beyond 5th grade).
girls are enrolled in
or have completed university.
known to be
*In Ethiopia Technical College refers to two or three years after the 10th grade in which students are trained in fields such as nursing, accounting, teaching, information technology, tourism.
When I was 13 years old, I was responsible for taking care of my family. It was hard to learn because I can’t pay my school fee in time and study due to work load. That was the worst moment of my life, but thanks to REAL I can pay my fees and fulfill what I need in order to keep my education and even help my family a little bit. REAL makes me a little shooting star—all my family believes on me. Now I am 5th year Mechanical Engineering student. as we know mechanical engineering field is not advisable for female students, but look at me I made it!"