Frealem founded Bahirdar Academy in 2001 with 50 students and 7 staff members in 6 classrooms. Currently the school is the largest private school in the region teaches more than 3000 students. Frealem’s educational back ground is business, human and social sciences and development studies. After running Bahirdar Academy for 10 years she became an active school meal advocate at national level. In 2014, Frealem stated the Ethiopia school meal initiative. She took this case at national level and proposed high level policy documents for federal government which later became a part of the growth and transformation plan including “Seqota declaration” Ethiopia’s declaration in 2015. Frealem continued to be strong voice for children across the country, as a result World vision Ethiopia named her ‘World vision Ethiopia Good will Ambassador’ in 2018.