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Ethiopia: EDA hopes Diaspora will improve poor standard schools

The Ethiopian Diaspora Agency (EDA) has announced that it has designed a project to mobilize Diaspora’s contributions to the refurbishment and reconstruction of low-level traditional schools in rural areas of the country.

Agency Director Selamawit Dawit told Ethiopia Herald that EDA is working with the Diaspora Coordinating Office, the Regional Education Department and public enterprises to design and implement the project.

Government agencies, including the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders, have been working on the design of projects that will be developed with the support of the Diaspora. This is important for refurbishing low-level traditional schools and other social development projects, she said.

“We are working to promote the conditions under which the diaspora can contribute to the rehabilitation and expansion of schools in all parts of the country,” she said.

She said efforts to design, coordinate and deliver additional community-based projects expected to be undertaken with the support of Diaspora will be strengthened. We are also working on the realization of projects such as drinking water and medical facilities.

EDA adviser Mulugeta Abebe said he is working with stakeholders to create opportunities for the Ethiopian diaspora to contribute fairly to the construction and rehabilitation of schools to help meet the requirements set by the Ministry of Education. It was.