Published Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Sports metaphors are helpful when it comes to understanding the value of a high school diploma in a developing country like Ethiopia. But it's no mere game for the 52 graduates from Adams Thermal Academy Hosanna (ATAH) who received their diplomas on Saturday, June 29th. 

This past April, international news outlets were lit up with the story out of India where 20 students committed suicide when they received the wrong scores on their national exams due to a computer glitch. More than 50,000 other students were requesting re-verification of their national exam scores. When you're competing against generational cycles...

Published Sun, Jul 14, 2019

What would make 500 kids give up their first week of summer vacation? The answer is Vacation Bible School at Adams Thermal Academy in Hosanna, Ethiopia!
For the 2nd year in a row, children from the Academy and the local Hosanna community showed up for four days of music, singing, crafts, story-telling, games and food. Grades kindergarten through 8th learned about Queen Esther, Moses, the Woman at the Well and Adam & Eve. Grades 9 through 12th learned about the seven "I AM" statements from the Gospel of John. Crafts included tambourines, zebras and lion manes. Games included freeze...

Published Sat, May 04, 2019

It was our 5th annual event in six years and it was our BEST EVER!
Since launching our mission to Ethiopia in 2013, we've held a dinner every year to share the progress with sponsors, supporters and friends. We thank God that we had more guests, more exciting news to share and more generous giving than ever before. Thank you to all who attended our Ethiopian Easter event this week. 
Thanks also to special guests, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and her niece Ruby, nine-year-old Ethiopian guitar player Cooper Zell, Assistant Superintendent of Sioux Falls Public Schools Dr. James Nold, Master of Ceremonies Nathan Schock and Faith...

Published Fri, Apr 05, 2019


For several years, you’ve been supporting God’s work in Ethiopia through our student sponsorship program. We are pleased to introduce our Teacher Sponsorship Program, which is in place to support the salary, healthcare and retirement of the teachers at Adams Thermal Academies in Hossana and Ottoro, Ethiopia. While the sponsorship supports the teacher financially, it has the potential to be much, much more. Our hope is to connect active and retired educators in the U.S. with our teachers in Ethiopia. Our vision is for these to be collaborative...

Published Tue, Mar 12, 2019


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


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




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.


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...


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