Canadian Friends of Fresh & Green Academy

Providing disadvantaged Ethiopian children with education and nourishment
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11-year-old Donates Cow!

Our young volunteer, Leila, seized upon our campaign to help the school buy dairy cows. It’s a home-grown solution to high inflation in Ethiopia and prepares our students for learning.

She did it. She bought a cow!

We’re Planting our Charitrees!

Thanks to Charitree Foundation, our students are planting trees as part of Ethiopia’s Green Legacy program. During the rainy season, these field trips will help restore the country to its lush, green glory.

Making a Difference

Instead of begging, or hiding, our kids are safe in school

Our Family is Growing

Education is free in Ethiopia, so why this school? If children are so poor that they have to beg on the streets, then they do not have time for school. Fresh & Green Academy is there to take these kids in. We are the volunteers who keep 275 children in school, fed and cared for in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Canadian Friends of Fresh and Green Academy is a registered Canadian charity whose primary job is to fundraise since our school receives no government funding. In 2019, we joined the American non-profit that has been running since 2008 to spread the word about this unique school and its founder, Muday Mitiku.

Making a Donation

After you have checked out this website, we ask you to consider making a monthly donation to contribute to the Fresh & Green community. We visit the school several times a year to make sure that donations are used for food, rent, teachers’ salaries, and supplies for the students. Monthly donations give us a sound financial footing on which to support this endeavour, but one-time donations are welcome as they have helped us overcome many a crisis.
What we do

The School Community

Visitors' Tales

We are so fortunate that many of our supporters have had a chance to visit the school in the capital of Ethiopia. Direct flights are available from Toronto, Newark, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Dublin, Geneva, Rome and many other cities. See the stories of people who visited and will be supporters for life.

What's Going On

In such a dynamic community as ours, there is always something going on. The kids are even at the school on weekends and during the summer break in July and August. You can share the joy and hardship here as we meet every challenge, celebrate every milestone.

Mothers Cooperative

When the children are admitted to the school on a need-only basis, their mothers or caregiver might be invited into the community if they have no means of support. At the school, they learn a trade in the craft or food industry, something they can use for the rest of their lives to support their family. See how the women of Fresh & Green are empowered to determine their own future.

Join us as a Volunteer?

Canadian Friends of Fresh & Green Academy and our sister non-profit in the U.S. are 100% volunteer-driven. We have no plans to ever pay anybody a salary, because we want the funds we raise to go to the kids and their mothers. If this is the kind of job opportunity you are looking for, we can promise that you, yes You, will be your own reward for the good you have done.
What Drives Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to support Fresh & Green Academy through fundraising and promotion of the endeavours of the Mothers Cooperative. We aim to deliver our services to the school in person when we can, in order to assist its growth and maintenance. We hope to involve many volunteers in our events and trips so that they can share in the success and vision of school founder and director Muday Mitiku

Get Involved

Our organization is comprised 100% of volunteers.  We want the money to go to the school. If you want to see your efforts have an immediate impact, this is the right place to be. Come to an event and talk to us. Research our website. Join us on our next trip to Ethiopia in October/November 2019 and become a part of our community. The Horn of Africa beckons.

Upcoming Events

Our students are planting trees with ChariTree!

During the next 2 rainy seasons (July-September) our students will be participating in Ethiopia’s Green Legacy campaign to re-forest the country. This is all thanks to a grant from Canada’s Charitree Foundation, to facilitate transportation and the purchase of trees.  Stay tuned in July as we help teach our students their place as custodians of this planet.