CENTRAL ETHIOPIA, 2014
Big school, Bigger Dreams
With the construction of this new portion of the school it has been possible to ensure continuity of studies for the many children who already attend elementary school. With this project Nfa and the Salesians have tried to solve problems such as a high rate of illiteracy and of school drop-out linked to the lack of facilities in the area and of a proper education. The project is currently concluded after its completion in 2015.
In the area of Zway there aren’t many educational infrastructures and the existing ones do not provide a complete and adequate education to the many girls and boys living in the surrounding areas and in cities. The school is a key place in the lives of these kids, who are exposed to thousand negative attractions and risks. They can easily get lost and end up being exploited or even living on the street.
The Junior High school in Zway counts around 300 students (from grades 8 to 10) with an average of 50 students per class on two sections per year. The Elementary School has a teaching staff of 10 teachers. Beneficiaries of the project are also all the school children that may eventually pursue their studies in the same complex, the families of the students and the surrounding community.