vulnerable children in risk of leaving the school too early will be helped to reach sufficient skills in reading and writing.
Duration6 yearsMarch 2014 - March 2020
EconomyHempel Foundation: DKK 8.1 million
Ethiopia has made progress in education but still only 65% of children actually attend primary school regularly mainly because of poverty, seasonal child labour, and lack of parental care. An estimated 4 million children of primary school-going age around the country are not in school. In the district of Dara where this project unfolds poverty remains deep rooted and the main cause of children losing parental care as well as losing access to education. Public schools are generally available, but not always accessible for children living without parental care and/or in extreme poverty.
An estimated 4 million children in the primary school age around the country are not in school
The project improves the capacity of teachers, their focus on inclusion, increase the availability of quality teaching material as well as address where most crucial gaps are in the physical environment in schools. Obstacles at household level are addressed with a dual approach by working with individual families while also building the capacity of community based organisations.