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FACTS ABOUT ETHIOPIA (2018)

Area:
1,104,000 km²
Inhabitants:
102.4 mio
Life expectancy:
65 years
Doctors for 100,000 people:
2.5
Infant mortality:
41 of 1,000
Child mortality up to 5 years:
59 of 1,000
Enrolement rate for elementary school:
79%
Illiterates:
64% of the over 15 year olds

Humanitarian school project in Ethiopia

In cooperation with the international aid organization World Vision e.V., Mosca has been supporting various educational projects in Central Africa since 2011. After a primary school and reading funding project in Burundi was successfully completed in 2018, our social commitment continues in Ethiopia, where we support a further educational project for children, as it is our conviction: encouragement to learn and investment in good education give the poorest, in crisis living children the most important tool for an independent life and a real chance for the future.

Starting Situation

Insufficient schooling is among Ethiopia’s central challenges: The illiteracy rate of 61% makes it difficult for much of the population to pursue their own success. A 2013 study shows that in Nedjo, about 500 kilometres from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, around six in ten second-graders cannot read a word of their native language. Creating better learning conditions involves not only building schools, but renovating and funding existing facilities. This is where the project comes in: World Vision aid workers are renovating the building substance of an elementary school with more durable materials and setting up small libraries and reading nooks. They are also adding new furniture and equipment such as blackboards and toys to the classrooms. In addition to performing construction work, our aid workers focus on imparting knowledge. They train teachers and volunteer assistants, many from students’ families, in the disciplines of pedagogy and didactics. The objective is to sustainably improve the quality of education.

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