When Yared Wolde was just five-years-old, he was found by a Maltese nun reading a picture book under the street light of a busy road in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Yared was living alone in a large pipe by the road. He’d lost his whole family to war and disease.
Today, Yared is achieving his dream of running a school for the poorest and brightest children on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital. He founded The School of St Yared in 2009 with Australian NGO, Hope for Children. The school now provides classes, educational materials and daily meals to 200 kindergarten and primary-aged children.