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Published Tue, Mar 12, 2019

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The leadership and staff of Adams Thermal Foundation would like to express our condolences to all the families as well the organizations that lost loved ones, colleagues and friends on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. While the airplane itself is drawing a lot of attention, many people behind the scenes are in shock and disbelief and mourning for the lives that were taken so quickly and so suddenly. As the names and nationalities of passengers have come out, it's become clear that many were aid workers and those involved in charitable causes on behalf of...

Published Mon, Mar 11, 2019

When the high school building in Hosanna was finished, RJ and Teresa Devick, of Bond & Devick in the Twin Cities, made a generous donation to the Adams Thermal Academy. Their gift provided equipment for all the science labs in the school, and offered its students an opportunity rarely found in Ethiopian secondary schools – hands-on learning in a lab setting. As opposed to just listening to lectures, or reading about science projects and experiments, Hossana students are now able to do projects and conduct experiments to supplement their classroom work.

Enter Henok Tadesse Ergogo, a junior...

Published Fri, Mar 01, 2019

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Tell us a little about yourself and your teaching career.

My name is Selamawit, and I teach in Hossana Adams Thermal Academy. I teach the Amharic language to several different classes. I have been teaching for 6 years. I graduated from Medawelabo University with a Bachelor’s degree in Amharic language and Literature.

Did you have a favorite teacher when you were in school? Please tell us about them and why they were your favorite.

In this relation, I would like to mention, the teacher whom I consider my role model. Her name...

Published Fri, Feb 08, 2019

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TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR TEACHING CAREER.

I teach in Adams Thermal Academy- Hossana. I teach Hadiyisa, which is the local language, to a number of different grade levels.  I have been teaching for the last 13 years; for 5 consecutive years in public schools and the following 8 consecutive years in Adams Thermal Academy-Hossana.

DID YOU HAVE A FAVORITE TEACHER WHEN YOU WERE IN SCHOOL? PLEASE TELL US ABOUT THEM AND WHY THEY WERE YOUR FAVORITE.

When I was attending Wachemo comprehensive Preparatory school, I...

Published Fri, Feb 01, 2019

On Thursday, January 24th, Mike Adams was privileged to share his testimony about Ethiopia as the Keynote Speaker at the 15th Annual Governor's Prayer Breakfast in Pierre, South Dakota. Mike was introduced by the newly inaugurated first female Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem. In her introduction, Governor Noem shared that at the age of 13, she had a very poor self-esteem. Her mother sat her down and shared with her truths from the Bible, scriptures that helped her see herself as God sees her. This was a critical turning point that lead a young tomboy to one day take...

Published Sat, Jan 26, 2019

A Friendly Rivalry

Each December, a team from Adams Thermal Foundation travels to Ethiopia on a joyful mission. The central focus of the trip is to celebrate Christmas and and honor the hard work and successes of the staff at the schools in Hosanna and Ottoro, as well as the offices in Addis Ababa. Parents and families of the students are encouraged to attend the festivities as well. 

This is the only time each year that all of the staff and teachers in Ethiopia are together, and everyone takes full advantage of the opportunity to provide feedback, make suggestions...

Published Sun, Jan 20, 2019

In 2013, when Adams Thermal Foundation (ATF) initially took over the operation of the school in Ottoro, they discovered the spring-sourced, gravity-fed system that had supplied water to the school was dried up and the infrastructure degraded. This marked the beginning of the Ottoro Water Project. A temporary solution was put in place when an alternative active spring was located and the infrastructure repaired. While water was once again flowing to the school, the supply was limited and would need to be upgraded further and stabilized.

Adams Thermal Foundation retained a water engineer and, working in conjunction with local government...

Published Tue, Dec 11, 2018

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The school which is now Adams Thermal Academy Ottoro was opened in 2007 with a water source in place and some electrification. Having these resources was new to the community and the regular maintenance necessary to keep them operational fell behind. Eventually, the water valves and other system apparatus corroded and failed, leaving the school with no water for sanitation, consumption or any kind of a food program.

Initially, the Adams Thermal Foundation vision for the school in Ottoro was to add a grade-level every year until students could ultimately graduate high school. In...

Published Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Like many African countries, parts of Ethiopia face severe water shortages, poor sanitation, and lack of access to clean water. A study conducted by Water.org concluded that only “42% of the population has access to a clean water supply” and only “11% of that number has access to adequate sanitation services”. In rural parts of the country, these figures are even lower, resulting in health problems in the villagers as well as their animals.

Drought over the last 20+ years has led to wells, streams, ponds and lakes drying up or becoming very shallow. Many people living outside of the...

Published Tue, Dec 11, 2018

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For the FIRST TIME E-V-E-R, we have 12th-graders at Adams Thermal Academy in Hosanna, Ethiopia. In just a few months, these students will become high school GRADUATES! These are lives that have been redeemed and forever changed. These young people are breaking out of the poverty cycle and they are university-bound in the fall of 2019!

Among the world-wide population of children helped through sponsorship programs, it can be difficult to find the success stories. Every sponsor hopes that they've permanently impacted a life for the better. But as children grow up and drift out of these...

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