The Fregenet Foundation

Provides primary education to needy children in Ethiopia through schools that also serve their communities with programs focused on health, poverty reduction and gender inequality. Our state-of-the-art school is a model for other downtrodden areas.

The Fregenet Foundation is dedicated to creating educational opportunities for impoverished children in Ethiopia. It was founded in 2004 in the loving memory of Fregenet Tafesse Woubshet, a 29-year-old Ethiopian-American woman whose dream was to improve the plight of children in Ethiopia.

In fewer than eight years, Fregenet established a school in Ethiopia that educates, feeds, clothes, and provides basic medical care to 245 children between the ages of four and ten. The Foundation employs nineteen teachers and other staff members to meet the students’ needs and pays all costs of their education, including textbooks, uniforms, breakfast, hot lunches, and covering prescription drugs.

The Fregenet Foundation’s approach is community based, in which partnerships are cultivated with health agencies, community organizations, orphanages, and agencies that can sponsor students. We maintain close contacts with families, sponsors, and orphanages to monitor progress and assure success.

The Foundation is currently working to create a modern school building on the property, complete with classrooms, cafeteria, computer lab, library, and clinic. Our long-term objective is to replicate this educational model across Ethiopia, building as many schools and educating as many needy children as we possibly can.

Contact Information

The Fregenet Foundation
901 S Flower Street, Unit 411
Los Angeles, CA 90015 USA

Financial Information

The Fregenet Foundation is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Photo caption: The first Fregenet school opened its doors in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the fall of 2004, serving 31 children of ages 4 to 6 from a small and impoverished community. It now serves 245 children in need.

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Your donation will help us meet our goals to give Ethiopian children a real opportunity to improve their lives, using education to overcome poverty, AIDS, gender inequality and political oppression.

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P.O. Box 8734
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