Since her father died, Derartu works harder than ever to stay in school.
On market days, she assists her mother by selling vegetables and cereals to contribute to the family’s living expenses. But thanks to the gift of school supplies, Derartu can count on attending school.
Now she has a renewed motivation to pursue her education and hopes to become a medical doctor.
Derartu attends class alongside her friends, many of whom are also supported through FH Canada sponsorship and educational programs.