Pharo School Homosha

Welcome Note

A hearty welcome to Pharo School Homosha, a leading boarding school for girls in Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia. We believe that every girl is unique; our role as passionate educators is to provide a stimulating environment that will inspire learners to maximize learning opportunities in diverse classroom settings. Through continuous professional development, we have developed an academic curriculum that adapts to different learning styles, making educational content relevant to each student’s experience. Through open and honest communication with parents, rigorous student assessment and hard work, we enable learners to embark on a journey of self-discovery through education, as well as embrace the differences of others.

Our educational philosophy is articulated around five principles:

1. Leadership – everyone is a leader.
2. Potential – everyone is a genius.
3. Change – change starts with me.
4. Education – develop the whole person.
5. Motivation – educators empower students to lead their own learning.

We are dedicated to empowering young women through education. We believe in catalysing their potential to become future leaders and change-makers.

Majiwa Benson



In 2016, when Pharo Foundation assessed the socio-economic context of the region, the secondary gross enrolment rate for girls was only 45.7%. Even lower (32%) for girls from certain communities in the region. The gender parity index (GPI) was 0.8% indicating more boys’ participation than girls.

Pharo Foundation on July 2nd, 2017, held a colourful ground-breaking ceremony for the Pharo School Homosha graced by H.E. Ashadle Ahmed President of the regional government, and Mr Guillaume Fonkenell, founder and chairman of Pharo Foundation trustees. This marked the beginning of transforming 16 hectares of land into a 250-capacity state-of-the-art full-board girls’ school. Pharo School Homosha was established in 2018 and officially inaugurated on February 29, 2020.