Ghebre was supported by Windle member Windle Trust International to complete his studies, and knows first-hand how important education is - particularly for those who have experienced conflict or disruption to their learning. 

On Saturday 4 December, Ghebre donned his trainers and successfully completed the Victoria Park Christmas Half Marathon, smashing his fundraising target to raise a massive £1,672 for Windle. 

Ghebre says: "I am deeply committed to the mission of Windle International, to provide quality education and training for conflict-affected persons in eastern Africa. I am pleased to play small part in supporting Windle, and I am very grateful for all my family and friends who supported me on the way."

You can read more on Ghebre's fundraising page, here

Every year, Windle International helps over a million refugees and people affected by conflict to access quality education. With over forty years of experience, our network of members are based in and operate across eastern Africa, North America and Europe.

Together, we empower refugees and people affected by conflict and marginalisation to achieve their academic potential, and contribute to sustainable development, by acting as a lead provider of quality education and training. From managing primary schools to providing higher education scholarships and offering vocational training, we help people to succeed at every educational level.

If you'd like to find out more about fundraising to support this vital work and help even more conflict-affected people to access education, email us today.