Meet Yadeta Berhanu

Meet Yadeta Berhanu

Yadeta is one of the local heroes who donates his time to mentor children staying at Tree House Children’s Family Home. This is his story:

"With Lakisama Foundation it was my first time to be in a children’s home. I thought those places were for rich people and NGO’s to visit and support. I didn’t think there was anything I could contribute.

When asked to be a mentor I gladly accepted, because I know how important #education is. I'm from a small town in Ethiopia where there was no high school. I had to move out of my parents house to get better education. Fortunately, I had people who supported me and guided me on the right path. That definitely helped me to be where I am today.

I want to do that for others and am super excited to be part of this! I sincerely invite you (especially Africans) to go visit Tree House. You can put a smile on at least one person's face and you’ll get a joy that I cannot describe.

All that these kids need, is for someone to go there and hug them, that’s it. Any kind of support beyond that is a blessing. As one Ethiopian philanthropist said, ‘‘To help someone, all you need to be is a human being.’’

I want to thank Myrthe for taking me there and also the people who the kids call mom and dad, Nick and Nadia.

Loads of love, Yadeta!"