One Day, One school in Ethiopia – Auxilium Catholic School
With the creation of the high school foundations by the end of 2015 it was began the construction of the last step of the compound. The high school will host classes from grade 9 to 12, three laboratories (Sciences, Biology and Physics), a large library to study, a computer room, a multimedia classroom a room for technical drawing and a cafeteria. Works are still in progress and the completion of the construction is scheduled for September 2018. The financing of this project has seen the participation next to New Flower in Africa of the company COMPASS SA.
New Flower in Africa from the beginning has supported this project with the idea to overcome disparities funding the spread of knowledge, information and best practices alongside a formal education for all the children and young people of the Bole Bulbula district. In particular, this collaboration with the work of the Salesian Sisters represents the desire to empower women and young people living in poverty to have access to alphabetisation, formal education, higher grades of secondary schools and therefore universities.
Nowadays, the number of children attending the kindergarten is around 200, divided into two classes of 50 students per each of 2 years of kindergarten. Elementary school students are about 800. In total the children attending the school are 1000. Current teachers of elementary school are 23. The indirect beneficiaries of the project are about 3.000.
In the future, when all the classes of the superior school will be full, the number of students attending it will be 400.