International High School students honored for service in Ethiopia

On November 18, 2014, the Oakland City Council (CA) honored International High School students for their work in Ethiopia last spring. Senior Edom Tadesse’s dream was to someday travel to Ethiopia, so she recruited 14 students and organized a cultural and service learning trip. With the main focus of the trip to help rebuild TanaEyesus School located in a remote village in the Gaynt Province, the 15 students organized a fundraiser that netted over $20,000 to help children get an education. These youth gained personal awareness about how their actions can help others–even those half-way around the world.

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