As a boy, our Advisory Member Desta Seyoum lived a traditional rural farming life in the same Ethiopian Kebele as The Duna-Sadicho School. He remembers passing through Duna Sadicho village on his way to Secondary School giving him many chances to witness the needs of the community. Desta, who now lives in London, just returned from Ethiopia after a prolonged family visit in the region and was able to talk to us more about inequalities in Duna Sadicho, specifically addressing the problems that girls face in the region. He is very worried about the female enrollment rate at Duna Sadicho, and quickly points out the number of girls drops even lower at the secondary school level as girls are unable to pass the required national exam to continue their education.
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, … Continue reading Leave It to the Kids and Donkeys! An Example of Local Collaboration in Ethiopia