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Computer Training Centres

A-CET has helped to set up and equip three Computer Training Centres (CTCs) in the Tigray Region of Northern Ethiopia.

At that time we were the first organization to offer computer training facilities in the major market towns of Shire, Maichew and Adigrat. These training centres targeted especially girls.

On handover these are managed by the local Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) which has an excellent background in vocational training. All CTCs are totally self-supporting from Day 1.

The CTCs target High School Grade 10 girl leavers each training over 100 students a yearas Computer Operators to equip them better for employment.

The last centre opened in 2004, CTC 3 in Adigrat, was funded thanks to the support from Women of the Year Awards (WOYA),through ex-Red Cross famine nurse and active A-CET supporter Claire Bertschinger.

Due to the provision of better computer training facilities by both the government and private organizations, A-CET is no longer supporting any further of these projects.

A-CET has won two awards for its work in promoting girls computer training:

Charity Awards 2003 International Aid & Development Category: A commendation for its work in supporting the setting up of two CTCs for the Ethiopian Red Cross Society

UN-Habitat “best practice” recognition 2004: A United Nations-Human Settlements Programme award for best practice to improve the environment for its work in setting up these CTCs.

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Girl students at CTC 2 Maichew with Zonal Women's Officer
First day in class


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