Dhaki, 11 Yabelo, Ethiopia by Phil Borges

Dhaki, 11 Yabelo, Ethiopia

Dhaki’s family are pastoralists of the Boran tribe who raised cattle and camels.  Because of their nomadic lifestyle and heavy workload, Boran children seldom attend school.  Recently a non-formal school as opened in Dhaki’s territory with flexible hours to accommodate the Boran lifestyle.  Five months ago, Dhaki became the first person in her family to attend school.  It takes her over an hour to walk to the stick-frame school house from her current home.  Her teacher said that even though she is always laughing and telling jokes, she is a great student.
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