To pay the school fees for a poor child...

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You can invest in an Ethiopian child's education and help a poor rural family by paying the school fees to enable their son or daughter to attend Empress Mentewab School.

Annual school fees are 6,000 birr per child (£200, 220 euros, US$260).

There are two ways to pay school fees:

(1) Transfer to Bank Account - UK
(2) Transfer to Bank Account - Ethiopia

Please do not send a cheque to Ethiopia as it is unlikely that the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia would accept it.

Note that there is no tax-efficient way to pay school fees. Gift Aid does not apply because Empress Mentewab School is not a registered charity in the UK.

Please use the CONTACT KATE section to let Kate know that you are sending the school fees, and whether you prefer to help a boy or a girl.

Kate will tell you the name of the child whose school fees you have paid and send you his or her photograph and background information.

In July you will receive a copy of the pupil's school report and a photograph of the assisted child.


(1) Transfer to Bank Account - UK

Please use the following bank details:

Bank: Bank of Scotland
Account Number: 16269361
Sort Code: 80-22-60
Account Name: Empress Mentewab School
BIC: BOFSGBS1SDP
IBAN: GB88 BOFS 8022 6016 2693 61


(2) Transfer to Bank Account - Ethiopia

SWIFT International Bank Transfer is fast and secure. Please use the following bank details:

Bank: Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
Address: International Banking Division, PO Box 255, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Branch: Debark
Account Number: 1000029946624
Account Name: Empress Mentewab School
SWIFT Code: CBETETAA
IBAN: none

(Note that the old account number 805C23000095 will still work, but it is better to use the new account number given above.)



THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!