MAKANISSA, ADDIS ABABA
Enlargement of Makanissa’s school
New Flower in Africa has incurred the costs of expanding the school by constructing a three-storey building: a basement used as a cafeteria with a small kitchen for student use, a first floor with offices and practice rooms, a third floor used as a library. The expansion of laboratories was required under penalty of revoking the school licence by the local authority. The project started in 2013 and ended in 2015.
Direct beneficiaries of the project are the 800 students of the technical school of welding, printing and typography and electrician; the 400 pupils at the secondary school; 20 teachers and 5 cafeteria helpers.
The compound is born as an educational area with the purpose of giving the opportunity to children from the peripheral area of Makanissa to access a complete education. It has a primary school, a high school and a technical school. The oratory is intended as a reference point for the young people of the community; a space to gather in recreation as an alternative to the street. There is an active social program of assistance and help for street children from the poorest community near the school, raised over an ex refugee camp and hospital dating from the period of war with Eritrea.