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Gje din gåve til Robautviklingsfond
Roba Utviklingsfond



Roba Utviklingsfond gir hjelp til sjølv hjelp!

Stiftelsen Roba Utviklingsfond driv utviklingsarbeid i Siraro-distriktet

i Etiopia. Stiftelsen har prosjekt innan skule, utdanning av barn og unge, familiepakke (husdyr, kjøkkenhage, og treplanting), helse og sanitet og støtte til kyrkje i området.

Idéen og måten me arbeider på, er å gje direkte hjelp til sjølvhjelp.

Pengegåver frå privat-personar og organisasjonar gjer at dette arbeidet kan

drivast. Det er ingen tilsette verken i Norge eller i Etiopia –

berre ulønna, frivillige medarbeidarar i begge landa.

Stiftelsen er registrert i Enhetsregistret i Brønnøysundregistrene.

Det betyr at rekneskapen vert revidert av autorisert revisorselskap.

Trykk her for å lese eller skriva ut brosjyre.
Her er årsoppgjør 2021

Her kan du gi din støtta via Vipps nr. 90567


Bore ungdomsskule samla inn rekord sum på 65 000 kr i solidaritets aksjonen. Les meir i Jærbladet her


Alternativ julegåve

Trykk denne linken for å lese meir om alternative julegåve


Etiopiaturen sommeren 2019

Heile familien var på ferie til Etiopia i sommar – sommaren 2019. Det var 7 år sidan sist me var der. Det var gildt å koma tilbake og treffa familie og vennar. Det var gildt å sjå igjen skuleungdomane som har fått støtte til utdanning gjennom Roba utviklingsfond. Mange har fått arbeid, danna familiar og klarer seg nå sjølv. Hjelp til sjølvhjelp er tingen.

Roba utviklingsfond har i samarbeid med skulekontoret i distriktet dei siste åra bygd skule-laboratorium.  Me fekk høve til å vera med på opningsseremonien. Då var Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) til stades og laga nyheit om opninga.

Me – familien Roba - vart inviterte til studioet til Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) i Adama. Det meste av programmet var om Utviklingsfondet sitt arbeid i området - frå starten og til nå. Dei siste ti minutta vart heile familien intervjua. Alt gjekk føre seg på oromo.

Utviklingsarbeidet vårt i Siraro-distriktet fekk merksemd og god PR.
Nå ligg opptaket på nettet for heile verda.

Her er linken til opptaket:

Opptak frå utviklingsarbeidet i distriktet - juli 2019

Delen av opptaket der familien Roba er med

Heile opptaket

Tusen takk for alle som er med og støttar!


10 years accomplishment report (2008 - 2018)

..........Since its establishment, Roba Development Fund has been working on various projects. It has projects within school, sanitation, environment and agriculture sectors. To minimize a dependency culture, the projects are designed to promote self-help and capacity-building..........

.....To address the development issues facing the district, Roba Development fund has been implemented different projects in the district since 2008. The foundation has projects within school, sanitation, environment and agriculture sectors. To minimize a dependency culture the projects are designed to promote self-help and capacity-building......

...In collaboration with the District Education office and the local community, Roba Development Fund has constructed additional classroom, Library, demonstration laboratory, toilet and fences around the school. In addition to the construction, Roba Development Fund provides educational materials like teachers and students reference books, furniture and other materials. To encourage and capacitate outstanding and needy family, Roba Development Fund has sponsored and supported about 64 students where some of them graduated from higher level institutions.

Capacity building was another focus area implemented in the district with the support of Roba Development Fund. This includes the provision of livestock for the needy family and humanitarian assistance, training, awareness raising workshop and experience sharing on climate change and environmental protection.....

Provision of Educational Material & Furniture

Roba Development fund has been supporting Schools with different educational materials like reference books for teachers and students, dictionaries and student desks for more than five schools in the district.

Over 1000 reference books are purchased and distributed to Siraro Secondary Schools, Sanbate Sinkile, Katta Sifo & Lokke Sifo Elementary & Junior Secondary schools and Rophi secondary school to equip with the necessary reading materials. Beyond this, the materials will help the students and teachers to further their knowledge toward their local culture....

Sponsorship and Material Support

Education plays a positive role in the development of society by promoting a range of activities which stimulate creativity & innovation. Education is a product of society & plays a major role in social change. Thus, education must involve the whole society in its operation & offer the possibility of a long-life process of learning if it is to be of maximum use to society. There is a close interaction between education & economic development as no society has achieved sound economic development/social change without education.....
....Our students are graduated with different professionals like master’s in business marketing, Bachelor’s in Business management, Political science, Information Technology, accounting, Psychology, Nurs, cooperative, Community development from different universities / collages in the country like Addis Ababa, Samara, Asoosaa, Dire Dawa, Jijjigaa, Haromayaa, Assellaa, Wachamo, Mizanatepi, Gonder, Kuyera Adventist, Ardeita and Rift Valley universities /collages in Shahsemene.

Two of our BA graduates are handicaps. We are proud of all graduated boys and girls specially Abu and Aman who fulfill their study with all their physical challenges. Abu is graduated from A.A University in political science and international relations, and Aman is also graduated from A.A university in Ethiopian Sign Language and Deaf Culture studies. We hope that all the graduated boys and girls will soon get a job. We wish them good luck!

Girls empowering

We are also proud of all graduated girls. We would like to congratulate all the boys and girls who have got a job after their study.  Shagga and Fathuma with their job in high position in Siraro districts. Both Shagga and Fathuma are studied political science. Shagga is graduated from Jijjiga University in 2014 and Fathuma is graduated from Dire Dawa University in 2017.

Laptops which are outdated in Norwegian schools have got new life in Ethiopia. All our students in Collages and Universities have got each laptop.

Adults training

Roba Development Fund in collaboration with district Rural & Agricultural Development Office and Health Office provides different types of training on different social and economic issues. This includes environmental protection, family hygiene, food preparation and nutrition, saving and income generating activities, crop and livestock development, family health, reproductive health and family planning method, and awareness raising on harmful traditional practices....


When Margareth turned 50 years in 2012
she wished money instead of gifts.
The money she wanted to spend for stoves to families in the Siraro district.
She wanted to make life easier for the women....

Environment Protection
...In the year 2008 three participants (One teacher & two students) from siraro district were invited and participated on an international environmental conference which was held in Stavanger - Norway for 15 days on climate change & environmental issues.  Upon their return to Ethiopia, they transfer what they have gained during the visit to the school community and surrounding communities....

Capacity Building & Humanitarian support
...During the period of 2006 and 2012, 450 different types of livestock (cow, oxen, heifers, bulls, sheep’s, goat, and donkey) were purchased and distributed to 450 poor family household. Indirectly, about 2700 people were benefited from the support. Due to this, some of them able to send their children to school....

Drought in the district

...The foundation was also purchased and distribute emergency food item “Enset” /false banana/ to about 330 households in response to the communities and government call from the district due to prolonged drought happened in 2008 / 2009 in the district....

Church Support

Since its establishment Roba Development Fund has supported the construction of a church in Katta, Lokke, and Kite Tesisa and provided different materials for each church....

Feedback from one of our student
...The school was very far from our home, were no infrastructures, transportations and other facilities to use. The only option I have is going on foot for two hours and coming on foot for two hours which is totally four hours per day and twenty hours a week (Monday – Friday). After school I used to help my family, and no one helped me to do homework, assignments and other school activities, because of the factors I mentioned above....
...Girls in Siraro district get marriage starting from 12 years old, because they don’t have chance to go to school. They don’t have a right of getting married with the one they loved, because everything concerning their life will be decided by their family. This applies for both male and female. Siraro is a place where harmful traditional practices (HTP) widely developed in the mind of people and very difficult to overcome in persuading the large society at all...

...I was graduated post graduate program on July 2015, and since then I was employed (hired) as customer service head. Currently I am working as marketing manager of the company and generating my own income because, the motto of Roba Development Fund is HELP TO SELF HELP and thus, why I am helping myself and my family, achieving the goal of Roba Development Fund....

...Roba Development Fund helped several students who have no chance to go to school. Most them were graduated and the rests of them are on school.  Hence, I have heart felt gratitude to Roba Development Fund for their wonderful and uncountable helps to self-help...

Please read the 10 years achivment report here


Bygging av Skule-Laboratorium er endeleg ferdig og klar for bruk. Me takker alle som har bidratt for prosjektet.



Då Margareth fylte 50 år i 2012, ynskte ho pengar som kunne brukast til å gjera kvardagen og livet lettare for damene i Etiopia.... Les meir her




Prosjektet Vaksenopplæring, tre-planting og husdyr til fattige familiar er slått saman til Familiepakke.

Nytt prosjekt:  Vatn prosjekt

OBS: Prosjektet Vaksenopplæring


Dikt av Janne Skrettingland Roba, då ho var ca 15 år

Kom ut i sola, då vel!

Kvifor er du i skuggen?

Kvifor gøymer du deg?

Kva er du redd for?....

Trykk her for å lesa meir

Jenter skal ikkje høyrast

Denne novella skreiv Janne til ein skrivekonkurranse Klepp Mållag hadde. Janne vann første-premie!!

Rama er irritert. Ho har lyst til å gå på skulen, men far seier at ho ikkje får lov. ”Kva skal vel du med skule? Jenter skal berre gifta seg og halda huset reint, ein treng ikkje utdanning til det,” seier han. Dei to brørne til Rama, som begge er yngre, går på skule. Sjølv kan ho verken lesa eller skriva, endå ho er fjorten år.......Trykk her for å lesa meir



Til dykk som har vanskar med å lesa innlegget i jbl.no kan trykkja her og lesa i pdf-format.

Jærbladet i papirformat 28.09.2016, minneord om Janne


Obituary about Janne - 06.09.1998 - 11.07.2016

Janne was definitely a super girl – a girl whom to trust.
It’s completely wrong that she’ll never be with us anymore.
We do have lots of good memories about her. Read the full tekst here

Minneord om Janne - 06.09.1998 - 11.07.2016

Janne var utan tvil ei super jente – ei jente du kunne stola på.
Det er feil at ho ikkje skal vera med okke lenger.
Me ber med okke mange gode minne.

Trykk her for å lesa minneordet

Janne engasjerte seg for situasjonen i Etiopia

Etter Janne var død, oppdaga me at Janne - midt i elendet - engasjerte seg for situasjonen i Etiopia og skreiv e-post til NRK. Janne var 17 ½ år då - og hadde vore sjuk i 1 1/2 år.

Trykk her for å lesa e-posten til NRK

Tusen takk for 133 000 kroner til utdanning av barn og unge!

Då Janne døydde, ynskte me  pengar til utdanning av barn og unge i staden for blomar til heimen. Tusen takk for nesten 130 000 kroner som går uavkorta til formålet!

Les meir om prosjekta her


Radio intervjuet med VOA

(Voice of America) in Oromoo språket

Mars 2013

Det er gildt å informera at Bibliotek-byggje-prosjektet til Siraro Secondary School er nå ferdig og vart formelt opna 19. mars 2013.

Tusen takk til alle dykk som støtta oss slik at prosjektet vart realisert!

June/July 2012

Ethiopian birds and animals by Kjetil Skrettingland, 2012

Birdwatching in the Ethiopian Rift Valley: This trip report from Kjetil Skrettingland includes bird photos, birding location maps, bird observation list and animal observation list from the Ethiopian Rift Valley 22.06.2012-17.07.2012. Pictures and description of Ethiopian daily life is also included.

The visited locations are: Addis Abbeba (Addis Ababa), Lake Langano (Langano Lodge and Sabana Beach Resort), Abiata-Shalla National Park (Abijatta-Shala National Park), Lake Awassa, Lake Chamo near Nechissar National Park in Arba Minch, Awash National Park, Senkelle Sanctuary, and the Siraro area. In the Siraro area the following villages was visited: Sanbate, Katta, Lokke and Budamada Hayk.

Map of Ethiopia - Visited places marked in red.

Ethiopian birds list: 22.06.2012-18.07.2012, Please open this link to see the list of the birds.

Ethiopian animals list: 22.06.2012-18.07.2012, Please open this link to see the list of the animals:

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Mars 2012

".....In order to address the development issues facing, Roba Development fund has been implementing different projects in the district. Construction of Library, Educational Support (Sponsorship), Provision of Educational materials like teachers & students Reference books and Capacity Building training for Women are the major project activities implemented and under implementation in the area......" Read more:- Trykk her for å lesa raporten frå Siraro mars 2012 på engelsk.

"...Since 2005 Roba Development Fund has been implementing different projects in the district in order to address the development issues facing the district.

April 2011

Construction of additional Class room & renovation, Library & Laboratory, Construction of teachers residence within the school , Educational Support (Sponsorship), Provision of Educational materials like teachers & students Reference books, furniture’s , Computers, uniform, Capacity Building training for Women, Awareness raising Workshop , Sensitization & experience sharing outside the country on the climate change and Environment issues, Supporting poor family by provision of livestock, and relief are the major project activities under implementation in the area....". Read the full report April 2011 from Siraro!

Siraro distriktsprofile

"....Education is the key to creating, adapting and spreading knowledge but the gains in access to education have been unevenly distributed, with the poor seldom getting their fair share. Education plays a key roles inability of developing country to absorb modern technology and to develop the capacity of self-sustaining growth and development......"Trykk her for å lesa meir om Siraro distriktsprofil på engelsk.

Sjå video frå kjøp av husdyr

Lokke Kecha skule sitt tilbygg var finansert av Stavanger Rødekors barneavdeling.

Katta skule sitt tilbygg var finansert av Nortura medarbeidarar.

Sanbate Sinkelle skule sitt tilbygg var finansert av hjelpefondet ved lærarutdanninga, Univerisitet i Stavanger.

Biblioteket 2013 og Skule-Laboratorium 2018

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