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Support to the kindergarten in Modjo 2016

The Catholic Mission in Modjo of the Consolata Missionary Fathers runs a kindergarten attended by approximately 200 children (aged 3-6). Thirty of these children come from broken homes and are provided with additional food by the kindergarten.

Ethiopian parents cannot afford to buy books, therefore the kindergarten lends the books to children and, after they are returned, lends them to the next generation of students. Unfortunately, due to the fact that most students live in mud houses, the books often get damaged.

Last year, the kindergarten was the beneficiary of a project which provided for purchasing, among others, some text books, educational aids or office supplies, nonetheless certain materials are still in demand. Moreover, some of the kindergarten buildings were renovated in the previous years at the expense of the Mission, furniture and a copier were purchased and doors were repaired. At present, it is necessary to repair the cracked walls, the pavements on the kindergarten premises and the restrooms for children, as they are in a poor condition.

Support to the kindergarten in Modjo 2016

The project is scheduled to be implemented from 1 July to 30 November 2016 in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Addis Ababa and its local partner, the Catholic Mission in Modjo. Its objective is to improve the conditions for the education of pupils in the kindergarten run by the Consolata Missionary Fathers in Modjo. To this end, the purchase of text books for pupils, among others, for teaching mathematics, the English language, the Amharic language and science is planned (a total of approximately 200 text books). Moreover, the cracked building walls, pavements and restrooms for pupils will undergo repairs.

The pupils attending the kindergarten in Modjo and the teachers employed there will be the direct beneficiaries of the project. Moreover, the entire Modjo community will benefit from the project, particularly the families with children of pre-school age.

Support to the kindergarten in Modjo 2016

The project was implemented from 8 August to 21 December 2016. It provided for purchasing text books for kindergarten pupils to learn the English language and the Amharic language, natural sciences and mathematics with. Moreover, the necessary repair work was conducted: the rotten and broken toilet partition walls were replaced, the toilet water supply system was refreshed, the pipes for disposing of sewage water were cleaned, the cracked kindergarten walls and the entry gate were repaired, the entrance was adapted to the needs of the kindergarten pupils and the internal and external walls of the building were painted. Approximately 200 children attending the kindergarten in Modjo and its employees are the beneficiaries of the project.

The project was fully funded by the Polish Aid and its value amounted to approximately PLN 28,500 (approximately USD 6,800). For the purposes of calculation, the following exchange rate was applied: USD 1 = PLN 4.1721.