Ethiopia, the second country in Africa for number of inhabitants, is a young nation: about half of population has less than 18 years. About the 40% of Ethiopians live with less than one euro a day.
Poverty, lack of medical assistance and food have a great influence on the lives of disadvantaged people.
Because of this difficult situation, the STFoundation decided to add Ethiopia to the interventions areas. Mauro Decca visited the country in June 2016 to supervise the set-up of the lab in the Community Information Technology center in Debre Birhan.
The center was set up in collaboration with the following partners:
- Fondation pour une solidarité international: registered Swiss Family Foundation active in the educational domain
- Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): an Ethiopian Residents’ Charity Organization established in March 2007 working in the areas of pre-school education, quality primary education, women livelihood support and youth vocational skill training.
The courses are now regularly ongoing and the first results are extremely positive. We have trained over 800 students since the beginning of the activities.