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Project information

New student bathrooms and volunteer facilities

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December 2018 - March 2019

Charity information: Ethiopian Education Foundation

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  • Need


    After nine years, our student bathrooms need a complete update. Pipes are leaking which has caused many problems and we can currently just apply temporary fixes. Our boilers are failing regularly resulting in lack of hot water which is particularly hard for our students during the cold and wet summer evenings. Many of our toilets are broken, which makes cleaning much harder which may result in hygiene issues over time if not taken care of. Regular temporary fixes are eating into our budge


    We are hoping to install new boilers, water tanks, toilets and shower facilities for our students which enables them to leader a cleaner and healthier life.

    As we will already be opening up walls and changing pipe works, we will also take the opportunity to install an additional guest bathroom for paying volunteers. These private facilities will allow us to attract more paying volunteers to stay with us in Addis Ababa.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    New and hygienic toilets and bathrooms for our students


    » Completely renovating existing facilities

    What success will look like

    New, clean bathrooms with hot shower facilities will result in healthier students

    Aim 2

    Providing bathroom facilities for short term (paying) volunteers


    » Extending two existing bedrooms to provide private facilities for these volunteers

    What success will look like

    New private facilities will increase charity's income significantly

  • Impact


    Our great success is that we already have over 65 students who have been with us through high school and university and are now starting their careers assisting Ethiopia in its progress towards development. To date we have helped 16 individuals who are now fully qualified medical doctors and 40+ individuals who are in the engineering field, the remainder have qualified in accountancy, economics, pharmacy and architecture.

    EEF has an outstanding record - 100% university acceptance.


    Local issues – dealing with the local work culture can often be challenging

    Inflation – constantly increasing cost of building materials.


    Annual newsletter and ongoing Social Media updates

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £44,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £11,180 toilets, showers,washing sinks materials for 26 new sets
      £900 labour removing of all old materials including tiling
      £12,000 brickwork and structuralchange labour for breaking through existing walls and opening up extensions
      £3,400 pipe works exchanging damaged pipes and laying new ones
      £4,150 boilers and water tanks
      £4,600 small fittings and sundries broken doors, door handles, mirrors etc
      £3,300 painting and tiling materials and labour
      £4,470 contingency inflation
  • Background


    our EEF hostel in Summit, Addis Ababa


    60+ current high school students on our programme.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    EEF has an outstanding record in that 100% of our high school graduates have been accepted onto university courses. To date, not one EEF student has dropped out of university.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Olga Trilla

    Project Manager