Published Wed, Dec 22, 2021

Ethiopian authorities are asking international NGOs (non-government organizations) like ADAMS THERMAL FOUNDATION to help with the humanitarian crisis in their northern territories.


The civil war in northern Ethiopia has left millions of displaced people hidden behind a media-driven veil of words and images. Manufactured narratives and strategic media alliances have multiplied the devastation caused by the conflict and the secret suffering of innocent citizens has caused Ethiopian government authorities to summon help wherever it can be found in the absence of an international community that would typically respond to a human crises of this magnitude.


Our staff has...

Published Mon, Dec 13, 2021

We celebrated our graduates from Adams Thermal Academy Hosanna (ATAH) twice this past year. In April there were 38 graduates from the class of 2020 who were delayed in taking their national exams due to the pandemic. In October, we celebrated 40 graduates who were also delayed due to the late start in the 2020/21 school year. All of our students attended classes through July and had only one month of summer vacation this year. Because of God’s goodness to us, 35 of our 38 graduates from the class of 2020 received full scholarships to attend university and all 40...

Published Mon, Dec 13, 2021


Working in Ethiopia comes with frequent challenges to our understanding of the language and culture. While attending a new building dedication ceremony a few months ago, a young student at Adams Thermal Academy bridged the gap of understanding by presenting a poem from her heart. The subject of the poem was her new classroom, which included a new playground, and new private bathrooms for pre-school and kindergarten students


The beauty of the rooms and the yard are very attractive, very beautiful indeed.

Adams Academy, my school, I owe you so much.

Adams Academy, my school, the ones who...

Published Wed, Sep 29, 2021

A huge thank you to all that joined us at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on the evening of Monday, September 27th! REJOICE 2021 was a resounding success! The pandemic cancelled last year’s event, but this year's event went a long way towards filling that void. With 233 REJOICING attendees, we were able to celebrate God's provision over the past 24 months and look ahead to even better things to come. The event featured an extensive silent auction for a wide variety of hand-made Ethiopian products, as well as other great deals on everything from vacation getaways to Vera Bradley...

Published Fri, Sep 03, 2021

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our 5th Annual Scramble for Ethiopia Golf Tournament this past weekend. The event was held at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Brandon, SD on Saturday morning, and the weather was almost perfect! At one point we heard thunder, and received a very few raindrops, but otherwise it was warm and sunny and relatively calm.
Our goal for the event was 10-10-10 - ten teams playing, ten child sponsorships and $10,000 raised - and we came very close to nailing it! We ended up with 8...

Published Mon, Jun 28, 2021



Published Fri, May 28, 2021

Pull a child out of a certain future bound for hunger, shame and deprivation. Feed them, clothe them, teach them and love them. Then watch them fly away and fulfill all of their God-given potential. It's a formula for success that's been working at Adams Thermal Academy Hosanna in Ethiopia. And in April, we celebrated that success with 38 new graduates who finally received their diplomas after waiting for 9 months due to the pandemic. 
Many of you know that Ethiopian high school graduates are given the opportunity to receive a subsidized college education if their academic performance meets...

Published Fri, May 14, 2021

Team-building in an organization helps to form key relationships, increase trust, encourage communication and strengthen collaboration. After welcoming two new senior managers into Adams Thermal Foundation Ethiopia over the past 8 months, our US team decided to invest in our management group through team-building meetings conducted in Addis Ababa this past February. Leaders from Adams Thermal Academies in Hosanna and Ottoro attended along with senior staff from our administration office in Addis Ababa. The group participated in classroom activities, meals, social outings and practical, team-based exercises. 
Much of the group classroom time was devoted to understanding and applying...

Published Wed, May 05, 2021

Hooray for Kindergarten!
If you were a kindergarten student at Adams Thermal Academy Hosanna, you'd be  feeling really blessed right now.
The Hosanna kindergarten classes recently participated in a dedication ceremony for their new facilities at Adams Thermal Academy. The kids have already moved into their new classrooms which is right next to their new playground and their new bathrooms. In fact, the kindergarteners now have their own, exclusive section of the school campus - NO big kids allowed!  
So the kindergarten class celebrated at the dedication ceremony by singing some happy songs and they even wrote...

Published Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Wholistic care for the poorest of the poor requires partnerships!

During our visit to Hosanna in February, we had the opportunity to celebrate one of our new partners, Dr. Zelalem Addisu of Eyu Clinic in Hosanna. Recently, Dr. Zelalem conducted eye examinations for 540 students at Adams Thermal Academy in Hosanna. In addition, he provided drug treatment for 10 students, surgery for one of the students and complimentary eye glasses for 25 of the students whose vision needed correction.
During a dedication ceremony at the school, Dr. Zelalem shared about his own struggles as a child and as a...


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