These young ladies lost both parents at a very young age. With the support of IGO, they were able to complete their college education.

It is imperative that these students receive an education to increase their chances to overcome poverty and its harsh consequences.

This student lost both parents by the time he was a year old. He was so determined that he traveled from the rural area of Ethiopia to Addis Ababa to receive an education. He is now testing to become an Intern. 

"Education is the way to move mountains, to build bridges, to change the world"  - Oprah Winfrey

2017  Graduate


2017 Graduate


IGO’s Student Empowerment Initiative

Beneficiaries are selected from families living far below poverty level who have the greatest need. Many are from rural and destitute areas in desperate need of support to survive, which makes it even more crucial that they receive an education to increase their chances to overcome poverty and its harsh consequences. Students are placed with a self-help group and given a monthly allowance to cover extra expenses associated with attending college.

Supporting students who have been granted a full scholarship to attend college, but lack the additional money needed to cover basic living expenses. 

​Any student who has been granted a full scholarship to attend college should have the opportunity to do so. Unfortunately, many students lack the minimum amount needed to cover basic expenses such as food, personal hygiene/feminine products,  transportation & printing costs & internet services. 

Many young girls in dire need of money oftentimes resort to desperate measures including prostitution to support themselves. This can lead to the HIV/AIDS virus, drug & alcohol addition, unintended pregnancy and/or the guilt and shame associated with performing such acts to earn money.

Covers student's extra expenses such as personal hygiene/feminine products, food, transportation and printing costs & internet services.

The Ministry of Education

The Institute for Global Outreach in partnership with the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia sponsors 150 college students (100 female and 50 male).

In addition, we are now sponsoring college students with our existing partners HIDA and MCMDO in the city of Addis Ababa.

Most students in this program have been orphans since they were very young, and have suffered immensely struggling to survive on their own.

A few of the Universities our students attend. 

This student lost both parents by the time he was just 7 & his younger brother was 5. In spite of his circumstances, he is now a practicing Intern and credits his faith in God and IGO's support for his success. 

Mrs. Kirksey-Tarver encouraging students at Addis Ababa University 

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Starting with only 30 sponsored children a few years ago, the Institute for Global Outreach (IGO) now supports over 800. Supporting our lifesaving work helps bring health and hope to vulnerable children and families in the neediest communities around the world.

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