Several months have passed and the situation in Tigray is calming down. There are no more soldiers in the streets and the population is finding its new rhythm. The government has not restored internet and banking services.
Schools have not yet opened.
The situation is still very precarious, but international aid is arriving!
So the prospects are much better. The mission of the Carula Foundation is the secondary education of those girls who live in distant villages, with a lot of potential but without resources. In these difficult two and a half years the mission became to protect and feed our girls.
Unfortunately the school year passed for them. Almost all of them are of legal age and will not be able to re-engage in secondary education when it starts to work again. That is why we have decided, much to our regret, to send all those girls, who have families, back to their villages. Little by little they will have to find their way and care for themselves. After several years at Casa Carula they are much better prepared and with a very different vision of life.
We wish you the best of luck in life!
However, there are many of our girls who are orphans, without family support. They have nowhere to return to and zero financial resources.
Their only way out now would be to prostitute or beg on the streets and both is unacceptable. They are girls who have finished very good grades during their studies, they have made a lot of effort, they are polite, sweet and intelligent.
They simply lost their parents in the two wars or because of AIDS.
These girls are still in the Carula Foundation. We provide them with housing and food.
Once institutions and communications are restored, we will see how we can help them get their lives back on track.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for being there and giving them all the support!!
How hard is life for some people, right?
A very, very big hug from Ula and Carlos.
This is part of the report Kibatu sent us.
When he talks about “family displaced” he means that they crossed the border as refugees