Magrath O’Connor is pleased to announce that pro-bono client “Children of Ethiopia Education Fund” (COEEF) has been successful in its application with the CRA for charitable status.

“It’s always nice to see voluntarism and hard work rewarded,” said Gavin Magrath, who acts as counsel to COEEF. “The correlation between development and the education of women is well known, but it is remains incredibly difficult for girls and women to obtain an education. The poor can ill-afford school supplies and uniforms, much less the time away from household and economic work. Girls have a further barrier in that they must often compete with male family members for scarce education resources. COEEF presently supports over a dozen young women in three Ethiopian provinces who would otherwise be unable to get an education. I am optimistic that with their new charitable status the group will be able to help even more women and girls in 2008.”

For more information, visit the group’s website: