Meet Kalkidan Girma, a 10-year-old girl in Ethiopia’s Selamta Family Project going into the third grade. Kalkidan finished third in her second grade class last year, and already knows that she wants to be a teacher when she grows up!
Kalkidan came to Selamta when she was 5 years old with her brother Yohannes and sister Tigist after her father died. At Selamta she lives at the Minilik House with her eight Selamta siblings. Her name means “promise” in Amharic.
Kalkidan was sponsored in 2011 by Eliza, an 8-year-old girl who donated her birthday money to girls’ education, and is currently being sponsored in 2012 by Suffield Academy.
If you want to leave Kalkidan a message, you can comment below. We’ll collect them and send them to her, and update here when she writes back. (Note: this can take up to six months due to infrastructure issues in Ethiopia.)