Schools upgrading and refurbishment projects

Children's right to free primary education

St Michael's Abinet Aderak Adihana School Gumselasa Future school projects

From the 1934 International Conference on Education to the Millennium Development Goals, every child’s right to free primary education was universally endorsed. It is well known that education is the salvation of struggling societies - beyond providing a well spring of knowledge - brings with it the best chance of defeating poverty, better parenting, better health, better nutrition, greater opportunity and a direct line to economic growth. From the UN to the World Bank it is agreed that free universal primary education is the ultimate measure of human progress.

Engineer Aregawi surveying Adihana School site in 2006

Support for rural primary schools in Tigrai, Ethiopia

Since we started operating in Ethiopia, national attendance at Primary Schools has risen from 25% to a staggering 90%+, an incredible achievement by any standards and with a fast increasing population, even more so. This is achieved by the communities being encouraged to build their own schools with the Government assuring trained teachers. This has left many schools basic and poorly equipped - often just walls and a roof with the children sitting on stones. We have helped upgrade the community built school at Aderak and in 2007 Adihana School with classroom and support buildings construction plus the purchase of their basic furniture requirements.

Adihana School completed in Dec 2007 - this is what we can do but only with your help