Tutu Melaku launched ‘Tutu’s Fund for the Future’ to help orphaned and vulnerable children in Ethiopia attend school and develop their potential alongside other children from stable homes. She was born and grew up in Addis Ababa among a large and happy family with a passion for good food and cooking. In 1992 Tutu brought her culinary skills to the UK where she founded the multi-award-winning restaurant Tutu’s Ethiopian Table in Reading.
Together with Link Ethiopia, Tutu established her Fund for the Future in 2010 to raise much needed money for these vulnerable children. Tutu’s Fund focuses on donations to fund education projects in schools and on the sponsorship of vulnerable children, enabling them the opportunity of a complete education. This is particularly important since they are the group at greatest risk of dropping out of school.