Leave It to the Kids and Donkeys! An Example of Local Collaboration in Ethiopia

Duna Sadicho is a remote village in Kembata, Ethiopia. How remote is it? Very remote! After our team arrived via a 4WD vehicle on a quite arduous route we were discussing how to get supplies (hundreds of cumbersome textbooks) up to the school once they are purchased locally. The community elders saw no issue with transport at all!

In fact, they suggested that the students themselves could walk down to Doyogena and each carry back an armload. It was as simple as that. AND, they would find donkeys to help with the job as well! So there it is. Something that is a puzzle to us is solved quickly with local knowledge and experience.  A lovely image of community cooperation and a community knowing how to get things done their way.

Learn more and help fund The Duna Sadicho Primary School TODAY!

http://www.razoo.com/story/Duna-Sadicho-A-School-Enrichment-Project

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http://www.rootsethiopia.org/projects/learning-resources-projects/

 

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The Duna Sadicho Primary School sits on a beautiful ridge overlooking Doyogena, Ethiopia.

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A typical donkey cart that is used to transport goods and people in rural Ethiopia.  This one was on the way to Duna Sadicho!