5 Crazy Kids For ZAT High School

About ZAT High School

In Ziway & Adami Tulu, Ethiopia, only 3% of girls and 4% of boys will attend secondary school.  That means that over 90% of these kids would not attend high school, let alone graduate!  We want to change that by giving our students the opportunity they would not normally have.  In partnership with Lifesong for Orphans, let's work together to build "our" ZAT students a high school.

From Dreams to Reality from Lifesong for Orphans on Vimeo.

Help us turn the dreams of Mesfin and his classmates into reality.


100 orangeLifesong has been blessed with partners that underwrite all US administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation received by Lifesong will go directly to the need…in this case, building a high school.

5 Crazy Kids Details

Hi, we are Lyla, Timothy, Biruk, Anna and Joseph and this October 18 we are Running for Purpose the Kansas City Kid's Marathon.  Why, you say?

Because we're crazy like our mom? 


This picture is us on our first day of school.  We were excited, had our new clothes, our new shoes, backpacks full of school supplies and a big healthy lunch (don't forget the rice krispie treats Mom!).  But, we all know first hand that many kids in other parts of the world don't even get to go to school and often times spend their days fetching water and being hungry.  And that is WHY we are running.  We want to ensure more kids in Ethiopia have the chance to go to school, get at least one big healthy meal each day, learn about Jesus and receive Hope.


Ziway & Adami Tulu isn't too far from where Biruk & Joseph were born.  Very few of the kids in their home village get the chance to attend school, and that is WHY we are running.


Will you help us?  Between all five of us kids (yep, even Anna and Joseph are doing it), we will be running over 100 miles. 

Would you consider donating $.25, $.50 or $1/mile.  No donation is too big or too small!


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Donations To 5 Crazy Kids

* Denotes Offline Donations

Name Gift Date Amount Comment
Aaron Klein 8/28/2014 $50.00 I'm in...run, you awesome Dietz kids, run! :)
Casey Picker 8/28/2014 $100.00 Way to go Dietz kids!!
wendy wallace 8/29/2014 $200.00
Uncle Greg and Aunt Janie Pahr 9/8/2014 $200.00
Anna Waggoner 9/8/2014 $250.00 Have fun running for such a great country and cause!!
Lori Stark 9/16/2014 $100.00 Awesome cause, awesome country, awesome kids! Way to go, Dietz family!
Ravawn & Char Hackney 9/16/2014 $20.00 We just love you kids for your support of other children. God has blessed us all so much, and to see his light shine through you warms our hearts. Love, The Hackney Family from HCA
Shannon Haney 9/16/2014 $20.00
Jeanette Spencer 9/16/2014 $100.00 5 of my favorite kids, making a difference in the world!! Great job!!!
Henry Anderson 10/7/2014 $25.00
Sonya Ferguson 10/7/2014 $50.00
Lydia Burrell 10/11/2014 $40.00 I'm looking forward to participating with you, Lyla!
Anna Tohun Waggoner 10/18/2014 $200.00 Run like the wind for the ZAT kids!!
Anonymous 10/19/2014 $750.00
Jai Tracy 10/19/2014 $25.00 *
Anonymous 10/24/2014 $25.00 *
Anonymous 11/7/2014 $100.00