One Day, One school in Ethiopia – Auxilium Catholic School
The number of students began to increase annually and for each student there were at least two family members: during parents’ meetings and special occasions they were cramped in the spaces available! It was evident the need of a large covered hall where congregate, meet the parents, organize new year ceremonies and school plays. At the same time, the hall is used by the pupils in the rainy months during the breaks and for extracurricular activities during the summer school. The hall was also designed with the idea to be rented to third parties for special occasions so as to guarantee an entrance to the school in order to complete a gradual project sustainability.
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.