Terry's Ride For A Reason 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.

Terry's Ride For A Reason Details

I'm riding 150 miles from my office in Shipshewana, IN to my hometown of Fremont, OH.

Will you sponsor me for the ride per mile or just a donation? I'm riding for the ZAT Project. 

As many of you know my wife & I adopted our youngest from Ethiopia over 5 years ago. Our eyes were opened to the extreme poverty & lack of education. We have teamed up with Lifesong for Orphans to help build schools for children in Ziway & Adami Tulu Ethiopia. The project started in 2010 with a few children and today 1,000 children are receiving 2 meals a day, education and hope for the future. Donate here to help me reach my $3,000 goal

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Fundraiser ended on 9/10/2014.

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Donations To Terry's Ride For A Reason

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Name Gift Date Amount Comment
Aaron Klein 7/22/2014 $75.00 Go Backcracker!
Lu Inman 7/23/2014 $50.00 Love your passion for the kids and happy to help feed and educate them!
Gary & Peggy Ifft 7/28/2014 $150.00 Greatest project in the world! :-)
Nathan Holley 7/30/2014 $100.00 Dominate that trip!!! I'll be there next year :O
Juli Waggoner 7/31/2014 $150.00 A dollar a mile:) proud of you for helping the kids in ziway.
Graber Family 8/5/2014 $100.00 We are so proud of all that you do to benefit the lives of children!! You are an inspiration to us to be better everyday!!
Matt Johnson 8/11/2014 $100.00
Di Miller 8/11/2014 $50.00 Go Doc Go!!
Comer Hobbs 8/11/2014 $25.00 Get it done my friend! :)
KathyBoyd 8/12/2014 $150.00 This is an awesome mission. God bless you.
Keith Yoder 8/12/2014 $150.00 You are a special person with a heart of compassion. God bless you Doc!
Keith Puckett 8/12/2014 $100.00
PHILLIP TOM 8/13/2014 $100.00 Have a Great and Safe Ride Terry.
Anonymous 8/18/2014 $300.00 Match
Cynthia Hostetler 8/20/2014 $500.00
Anonymous 8/21/2014 $25.00
Jeff and Kris Holmes 8/23/2014 $50.00
Amy Robbins 8/27/2014 $50.00 *
Kory Kaeb 8/27/2014 $100.00 *
Lisa Hershberger 8/27/2014 $20.00 *
Dr Bollinger 8/27/2014 $100.00 *
Travis & Shonda Dietz 8/27/2014 $50.00 May the wind be at your back and no bugs be in your teeth. Have a great ride ...
Kelly Garber 8/28/2014 $800.00
Cassie Williams 8/28/2014 $40.00 Way to go Terry!! Hope you have an amazing ride and give those kiddos a big hug from our family when you go there in October! Go Team Zat!!
Casey and Mary Beth Picker 8/29/2014 $50.00 Go, Terry, go! We love you and your heart for ZAT!