We believe that education is key to the development of our society. One of our main goals, therefore, is to support the young people of Adigrat as they acquire the skills and knowledge they need to lift themselves out of poverty and contribute positively to their community.
School sizes throughout Ethiopia are incredibly large, with up to 60 students in a class. This means that despite the efforts of the many wonderful teachers, pupils cannot get the attention they may need. In order to provide these students with the extra notice they are unable to receive at their regular schools, we run extracurricular classes and one-to-one tutorials in English, Maths and Physics.
In today’s connected world, knowledge of and access to computers is essential. However, children sit up to ten to a computer at school and having a computer at home is almost unheard of. Considering this limited exposure to technology, we established a computer room and run regular classes in IT to ensure that students are as prepared as possible for university and work life.
Often all students need is a desk and a quiet space to study, away from the hustle and bustle of their homes. We therefore have a large library where children can do their homework and access a wide range of text books on our shelves.
We firmly believe that education is the only way to break the cycle of poverty and ensure a bright future not just for this generation, but generations to come. However, it is the very poorest students who are most often unable to complete secondary school. We set aside funds each year to ensure that these children remain in school and then continue on to university, helping them to overcome some of the very many challenges that they face.