May 31, 2007

Oromo: New Schools In Construction

The German NGO Menschen fur Menschen has been building seven new primary and secondary schools in Oromo, thus giving an education opportunity to youths.

The German NGO Menschen fur Menschen has been building seven new primary and secondary schools in Oromo, thus giving an education opportunity to youths.

Below is an article published by All Africa.com:

Menschen fur Menschen, an NGO, has been constructing seven primary and secondary schools in Illubabor Zone of Oromia State at a cost of over 11 million birr, the zonal education bureau said.

The organization has been constructing six new primary schools and expanding a secondary school in the zone, office head Kashun Degefa told ENA.

The schools are being constructed and expanded in Metu, Gore, Algesacha woredas of the zone.

When they go fully operational, they would enroll some 5000 students.

The organization so far has constructed 63 primary and secondary schools in the zone and created education opportunity for 65,000 students.

A primary school constructed with over 1.2 million birr by Menschen fur Menschen (MfM), in Babile Woreda of East Harrarghe Zone was also inaugurated Monday.

The school built in Likale rural kebele of the woreda where there are shortages of educational facilities was inaugurated by MfM founder and chairman Dr Karl Heinze Boehm.

Babile Integrated Development Project Manager, Israel Assfaw, said on the occasion the school has classrooms, library, staff room, residential quarters for teachers, recreational and other rooms.

The school has currently enrolled 167 female and 329 male students, he added.

Dr Karl Heinze Boehm said on his part the organization would consolidate the development activities it has been executing in the woreda to alleviate the socio-economic problems of the community.

Babile Woreda Chief Administrator, Hassen Nur Abdi, said MfM, besides the newly inaugurated primary school, has constructed schools in 21 rural kebeles of the woreda.

He further said the organization has also been undertaking encouraging activities in health, agriculture and other sectors.