I met Bimnet and Tariku, a sister and brother who just relocated to Addis Ababa from Soddo. They are, respectively, nine and eleven years old and they have never been to school. They learned the Amharic alphabets, numbers and basic reading and writing at a traditional school setting, under a tree or a shack. And like most of the girls, Bimnet remained in her hut cooking, sewing and cleaning, and like most of the boys, Tariku spent his day in the fields herding, farming and bartering. Fortunately for them, however, Bimnet and Tariku had a relative who brought them to Addis Ababa to attend school. They still have little hope of an adequate education without instructional resources.
In the Fall of 2004 I returned to the United States and began working to realize my dream. I intended to be involved in the Ethiopian education system, and I am convinced that providing educational textbooks and workbooks will begin influencing the Ethiopian educational system. Thus EEE was born on March 15, 2005 to feed the minds and change lives of the Ethiopian children. Children like Bimnet and Tariku are receiving textbooks and workbooks to farther their education.