Our Story Begins…
In May 2010 2nd year nursing student Hiwot Girma was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and referred abroad for better management. The cost of such a solution was beyond her means. A call for help notice was posted and moved by her plight a group of PC-II medical students felt compelled to act. They came together and decided to take action by organizing and running fund raising activities.
The group employed a range of strategies to sustain their fundraising efforts including:
- Arranging football games between students and lottery games
Providing a range of student services in exchange for payment
Motivating students to give up cafeteria meals and making cuts from cost sharing
Collecting money from the student body, staff members and residents of Gondar town
Giving out sponsorship papers to governmental and non- governmental organizations