The Asra Hawariat school

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Timothy Kinahan, school trustee

Timothy Kinahan taught at the Asra Hawariat School during his gap year between school and university and has been involved ever since. He is an Anglican priest of the Church of Ireland.

“We’re super excited to get going. 2023 is going to be a great year for Asfaw’s school”

Timothy Kinahan

“The Asra Hawariat School offers a free and high quality education to some of the poorest children in Ethiopia, who would not otherwise be able to afford the incidental fees associated with attending a government school. Currently there are 885 children on the roll. Over the past 50 years we have educated over 120,000 children.​

The overall objectives of the Asra Hawariat School are to give needy and destitute children intellectual stimulation, vocational training, better access to health services, love and security. The main target groups are the most vulnerable children in the age group 5-14 who are exposed to difficult circumstances such as orphans, abandoned street-children and the disabled. Children from single parents within the lowest income group are also included in the programme.”

Remembering Asfaw Yemiru,

the school founder

Senayet, Asfaw’s widow, remembers Asfaw throughout their marriage and career.

Asfaw Yemiru, the founder of the Asra Hawariat School, died on 8 May 2021.
He died at the school, where he had lived and worked for over 60 years.
His vision and leadership has given 120,000 of Ethiopia’s poorest children education and opportunity.
The school carries on.

Help perpetuate Asfaw’s memory and his work.
Donate now in his honour to ensure the work can continue ​for future generations of children.