Consortium Launches 82.1m Br Education Programme

January 31 , 2021


Consortium Launches 82.1m Br Education Programme

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), along with the Ministry of Education and a consortium of development and aid organisations, has launched an 82.1-million-Br programme aimed at delivering education to children impacted by the crisis in Oromia Regional State. The project, which entails the renovation of school infrastructure damaged through conflicts, aims to operate conventional pre-school and primary along with accelerated speed school classes. The programme targets to reach over 8,200 children in the first year, with the bulk of the budget, 58.8 million Br, allocated for that period. Geneva Global Ethiopia, the country office of a US-based philanthropy consulting firm, is the head of the consortium that won the competitive bid for the education project. The seed funding will be provided by UNICEF through Education Cannot Wait (ECW), a global fund dedicated to education in emergencies. The first phase of the programme, which will span three years, involves delivering quality education to over 30,000 children in five weredas in Oromia Regional State over three years with an additional year of programme management activities. Geneva Global Ethiopia, along with its implementing and technical partners, will focus efforts toward better educational results and reintegrating out-of-school children, especially girls and children with disabilities, according to Samuel Asnake, GGE country director.


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