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The Need

Why we are here

Canadian Friends of Fresh and Green Academy, Inc. is a federally registered charity organization that supports a school for impoverished children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Local teacher Muday Mitiku founded Fresh and Green Academy to provide an education and nourishing food to the children in the Kotebe neighborhood of Addis Ababa.

The school is funded entirely by donations. With your help, the children receive three …

The Academy’s Founder

Muday Mitiku’s Story

Friends of Fresh and Green Academy was inspired by the Fresh and Green Academy in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, a school founded 18 years ago by a local Ethiopian teacher, Muday Mitiku (pronounced Moo-dye). Friends of Fresh and Green helps support the children of the academy with funds for food, education, and a safe environment so Muday can continue the school and its crucial work within the larger community.

Muday was born an only child in Kasanchis, Addis Ababa. She was enrolled in a private school from kindergarten and continued… 

The Academy

The School’s Story

Fresh and Green Academy was started by Muday Mitiku in the Yeka Kifle Ketema neighborhood in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2000.

Originally it was founded as a for-profit school, but when Muday saw there were so many hungry children begging on the streets, she started to let them in to the school. The parents of the students who were paying tuition objected to their children going to school with the street children and pulled out…

Behind the Scenes

Board of Directors

Five of our volunteers have been elected to serve as directors of the not-for-profit corporation. Each has a variety of skills to make this operation run, but all possess the passion to make a difference in a part of the world that needs it.