One Day, One school in Ethiopia – Auxilium Catholic School
Although the kindergarten was already built thanks to funds from the Association ‘Un Amico in Etiopia ONLUS’ it was necessary to build another floor for the second year. Equally, there were no external toilet for kindergarten and elementary school students. All these works were performed and completed during 2011. However, the main activity in this year was the completion of the building of the four storey building of the primary school (grade 1-8).
In 2016, 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 600. In total the children attending the school are 800. Current teachers of elementary school are 23. The indirect beneficiaries of the project are about 3.000.
In the future, when the pupils continuing their studies will reach the grade 8 conclusive of the primary school the number of primary students will be around 800. To them it will be added the 200 children of the kindergarten and the 400 high school students.
Bole Bulbula district, where the New Flower in Africa project is located, is a peripheral area in great expansion. In few years the villages, meadows, small crops and pastures for goats were dumped from huge modern buildings and several shops. Although in this area is still predominantly inhabited by poor families living in small huts, is gradually rising a rich community involved in a process of urbanization.