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Equal educational opportunities for children and young people and improve the quality of seeing of the local community in Fullasa, Ethiopia

Fullasa is a village located in the Province of Sidamo, approx. 60 km away from the capital of the Province of Hawassa. There is a clinic, a primary school and a kindergarten in the village. The region is very poor due to periods of droughts lasting many months which prevents its residents from achieving sufficient harvest to live on. Children and teenagers are the major group of residents.

The level of education in Ethiopia is very poor. The illiteracy rate in the country is very high - approx. 70%. There are 60 children per one class teacher on average with the proportion being even higher in villages. The quality of education is very low, therefore, the change perspective is also dependent on the motivation and qualifications of teachers. The majority of teachers lack appropriate professional qualifications. According to the data of the Ethiopian Ministry of Education, approx. 50% of pupils complete primary education. The majority of classes take place in rooms equipped with desks and a blackboard, however, there are no educational materials, e.g. educational boards, maps, or models.

The country also grapples with the lack of qualified medical staff with the rural population having a limited access to physicians in particular. Residents of Ethiopia have sight problems that are caused by refractive errors and above all eye infections.

Equal educational opportunities for children and young people and improve the quality of seeing of the local community in Fullasa, Ethiopia

During the period from 17 July until 31 December 2015, the Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth For The World, Branch Office in Wrocław, in cooperation with the Catholic Mission in Fullasa (Ethiopia) performed a project aimed at supporting the local community by enhancing the workshop of teachers, conducting supplementary classes for children and teenagers, as well as equipping schools with basic educational materials. Place of the project: Fullasa - a locality in the Province of Sidamo in Ethiopia. The project directly covered 15 teachers and 110 pupils in the age between 3 and 18 years. Furthermore, the projected included sight tests and hygiene trainings. The trainings attracted over 200 persons in the age between 7 and 90 years.

The project directly referred to the Millennium Development Goals:

  • Goal 2 – Achieve universal primary education;
  • Goal 3 – Promote gender equality and empower women;
  • Goal 6 – Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

The above mentioned goals were achieved by:

  1. Conducting a 12-hour training in upbringing and effective education. The classes enabled 15 teachers to improve their competences related to the effectiveness of conducting classes by using innovative teaching methods.
  2. Providing assistance by implementing new teaching methods learnt by the teachers into the educational programme. Educational materials, which were prepared together, will be used by teachers and pupils in the educational process.      Thereby, the quality of classes improved.
  3. By conducting classes in natural environment, arts and crafts, as well as dancing classes, it was possible to improve pupils’ creativity and develop their talents. Both girls and boys participated in the classes, which contributed to the equalization of their development opportunities.
  4. Purchasing instruments and educational materials for schools. New equipment and educational materials for schools improved the state of the fittings of the institution. In future, they will contribute to improving the quality of teaching.
  5. Performing sight tests for residents of the village and preparing glasses for the needy. The training in eye hygiene, which brought together 216 persons, contributed to the extension of preventive measures and thereby to the improvement of the quality of sight among residents of Fullasa.

Equal educational opportunities for children and young people and improve the quality of seeing of the local community in Fullasa, Ethiopia

During the period from 17 July until 31 December 2015, the Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth For The World, Branch Office in Wrocław, in cooperation with the Catholic Mission in Fullasa (Ethiopia) performed a project aimed at supporting the local community by enhancing the workshop of teachers, conducting supplementary classes for children and teenagers, as well as equipping schools with basic educational materials. Place of the project: Fullasa - a locality in the Province of Sidamo in Ethiopia. The project directly covered 15 teachers and 110 pupils in the age between 3 and 18 years. Furthermore, the projected included sight tests and hygiene trainings. The trainings attracted over 200 persons in the age between 7 and 90 years.

The project directly referred to the Millennium Development Goals.

The above mentioned goals were achieved by:

  1. Conducting a 12-hour training in upbringing and effective education. The classes enabled 15 teachers to improve their competences related to the effectiveness of conducting classes by using innovative teaching methods.
  2. Providing assistance by implementing new teaching methods learnt by the teachers into the educational programme. Educational materials, which were prepared together, will be used by teachers and pupils in the educational process. Thereby, the quality of classes improved.
  3. By conducting classes in natural environment, arts and crafts, as well as dancing classes, it was possible to improve pupils’ creativity and develop their talents.
  4. New equipment and educational materials for schools improved the state of fittings of the institution. In future, they will contribute to improving the quality of teaching.
  5. Performing sight tests for residents of the village and preparing glasses for the needy. The training in eye hygiene, which brought together 216 persons, contributed to the extension of preventive measures and thereby to the improvement of the quality of sight among residents of Fullasa.