The present school facility is not in any case, enough to cover the present demand of children attendance, therefore we have strongly been requested to build and duly furnish, at least two additional classrooms, to enable 144 male and 133 female students to attend Kindergarten and primary school.
- Livello di Realizzazione: Under Progress
- Financing Rate:78%
- Number of beneficiaries: 277 children
- Project funding: Financing under progress
- Donor: Herrod foundation Montreaux ( Switzerland) - Butterfly foundation-Melchiore Bonollo
- Project Deadline: February 2019
The Afar Regional State has a population of 1,390,273 and a density of 14.38 people per square kilometre. The entire region counts 247,255 households, for an average rate of 5.6 person/household.
95.3% of the population is Muslim; Dallol, the capital of such a region, currently holds the official record of the highest yearly average temperature on Earth, 35°C (96°F) recorded between the years 1960 and 1966.
In the local area, young men report that they will migrate towards urban centers and abroad, in order to find any job; the above depending as well on their education and opportunity to complete the secondary school education, at least.
Movement across the local area is common, as people are mainly seeking for grazing of their livestock; local community members have reported that it is common for men to travel up to one month to find pasture areas, while women remain at home looking after the children.
At Mugdula village, Kibidaga Municipality and Dallol district, located in Afar region at approx. 60 kilometers from Adigrat, in Tigray Region, Ethiopia, the rate of children attending schools is 2% only. The people living such a remote areas are obliged to have a nomadic life, being often compelled to temporarily settle in new locations with water availability, being Afar region extremely dry.
In 2015 a first unit consisting of with classrooms, thanks to the financial support secured by the Herrod foundation based in Montreaux, Switzerland have been implemented and officially delivered to the primary school children.
The present school facility is not in any case, enough to cover the present demand of children attendance, therefore we have strongly been requested to build and duly furnish two additional classrooms, to enable 144 male and 133 female students to attend Kindergarten and primary school.
The still pending amount to complete the project is €. 6.329,00.
We do believe that education is an absolute priority for the future of this Country and therefore stress the importance of any possible action intended to improve the level of education of the children living in these villages. Official opening of the additional two classrooms will take place as soon as required funding will be made available.