Wonfel Aid Inc

የተሰጠንን እንሰጣለን Give Back Faithfully

Campbell, CA   |  http://wonfel.org

Mission

Wonfel “ወንፈል” is a popular Ethiopian cultural practice that represents community participation with the goal of accomplishing a challenging task. Wonfel represents the act of giving back to the community. The founders of Wonfel used this name to promote the culture of giving back as well as to inspire and engage the Ethiopian diaspora to give back to the people of Ethiopia. The Ethiopian diaspora is equipped with knowledge, skills, work ethics and financial capability. Therefore, Wonfel would strive to mobilize and engage the Ethiopian diaspora to give back to its roots and support them in their fight against poverty.

Ruling year info

2019

Chair

DR Yinges Yigzaw

Main address

327 Redding Rd

Campbell, CA 95008 USA

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EIN

82-5235385

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Educational coverage and quality is inadequate in many parts of Ethiopia. Particularly in rural areas elementary school enrollment is very low and those who are lucky to enroll face enormous challenges. Most middle and high schools are very far for a daily walk and kids from rural areas will be forced to leave their families, find rental place and lead an independent life at an early age. Thus the drop-out rate is alarming. Among those enrolled in elementary school, only 20% complete secondary school and only 5% manage to continue to post-secondary level education. Wonfel AID believes building boarding schools is one approach that will reduce drop-out rate, serve as a model for quality education and create opportunities for thousands. Wonfel (written as “ወንፈል” in Amharic) is a popular Amhara cultural practice with a core principle of giving back and engages the community to accomplishing a challenging task. Wonfel AID believes with community participation we can make an impact.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Boarding school Project

Building two boarding schools

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Build two boarding schools in two years
2. Send one shipment of books in collaboration with Books for Africa

Wonfel AID believes improving the quality of education through various interventions including building boarding schools that will serve as a model for quality education and reduce drop-out rate, ending books in collaboration with Books Africa, support local STEM centers, providing scholarship to secondary school students, engage local role models for mentorship and facilitate tutorial program.

Wonfel AID has engaged interested volunteers of Ethiopian origin who have experienced the challenge first hand. They have local connections with the schools that Wonfel AID planned to work with and some are considered local role models have great potential to mobilize the local community.

1. First shipment of 20,000 books is underway in collaboration with Books for Africa. This shipment has pres elected books in science, engineering and arts for 5 universities and 10 nearby high schools.
2. Raise sufficient funding to provide stipend/scholarship for select students in 10 universities
3. Initiated collaboration agreement with local organizations and government offices to allocate building site for planned two boarding schools.

Financials

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Wonfel Aid Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Yinges Yigzaw

Wonfel Aid Inc

Term: 2020 - 2022

Teferi Abere

Yihun Dile

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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