Supporting community identified solutions for job creation and education in Southern Ethiopia.
The Mugunja Primary School is an Ethiopian School where 80 children regularly cram into one classroom hoping for a seat. The kids that do get a seat commonly share it with three other students. In addition to the lack of seating, there is no furniture for the staff, hardly any books and minimal teaching materials. The teachers struggle to teach which results in kids struggling to learn. As is the case in many Ethiopian villages, test scores are low and kids are not passing national exams. It’s a cycle that we are committed to breaking one school at a time in Southern Ethiopia.
This post is contributed by Desta Seyoum, cultural advisor for Roots Ethiopia. Ethiopians have an elaborate traditions associated with death and bereavement. Though death has become a part of everyday life just like war, famine and disease; people take it seriously, and almost personally. When someone dies in Ethiopia, in addition to the conventional signs of grief, there are specific characteristics unique to communities