The Nicolas Secondary School, Mekele, Ethiopia
To construct a Secondary School providing top quality education for children of parents with disabilities resulting from the effects of war and illness in Mekele, Ethiopia. 900 children are already being educated at the Kindergarten and Primary School which we have already built.
June 2010 - September 2015
Rainbows4Children (UK) Trust
Ethiopia is strongly supportive of the Millennium Development Goals and wants to ensure that all children, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling by 2015. Despite an energetic building programme, there are not enough resources to build the schools needed, particularly in the growing urban environments. Our focus is to provide the best possible education for those least able to afford it.
To give opportunities for the future where none exist today. The Nicolas School gives priority to educating children of parents with disabilities resulting from the effects of war and illness, who as a result often live in conditions of poverty.By building a secondary school these deiadvantaged children can continue their education to the age of 18 and supprt themselves and their families in the future
To complete the construction of the Secondary School for children of parents with disabilities
Activities» The following school buildings need to be constructed: library, staff toilets, technical drawing and practical studies classrooms, eating areas
» Hiring of locally qualified staff with masters degrees or financial support of existing staff to get these qualifications
» Purchase of equipment and supplies for the school such as furniture, text books and science equipment.
Success will be a completed building so that the children in grade 10 of the Nicolas School in 2014 can move to complete grades 11 and 12 in September 2014.
Education of the highest level in good quality facilities will be available for the poorest children of the community. This will enable the children to move on to University or College or technical training to eventually find employment and be able to support themselves and their families.
A good track record for building the school exists already with the construction of the Nicolas KG and primary school. We work with our local partners, the Tigray Disabled Veterans Association. They are a recognised NGO and have a good track record as our partners. They bring in the partnership of the local community and administration. This keeps any risk of budget and timing variability to a minimum
We will send regular progress reports and financial updates as money is sent to Ethiopia for each stage of the project.
Budget - Project Cost: £510,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £35,000 staff toilets eco toilets requiring no water £150,000 library for study and eventually e books £50,000 laboratory equipmentory for all sciences £200,000 practical classes block needs construction £30,000 eating areas shaded break out areas for eating and meeting £45,000 furniture for all classrooms locally built and purchased furniture
The town of Mekele, in Tigray, northern Ethiopia
The region of Tigray has suffered through the civil war which finished in 1991 and also more recently the conflict with Eritrea. The town of Mekele is growing and there are insufficient schools to enable all children of school age to be educated. Our aim is to give priority to educating children of parents with disabilities resulting from the effects of war and illness, and who, as a result, often live in conditions of poverty.
We have already built the Nicolas Kindergarten and Primary School in Mekele with our partners the TDVA and so we know the location, have relationships with the municipality and the beneficiaries as well as a good track record of working with local contractors and construction engineers
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Tigray Disabled Veterans Asociation (TDVA)
The TDVA are a local NGO and are our partners in Mekele who manage the project on a day to day basis
Max Robinson is President and founder of Rainbows4Children and supervises strategic direction, management of the project and fundraising
Kathryn Robinson is co-founder of Rainbows4Children and supervises strategy, management of the project, fundraising and administrative tasks.
Teaching And Management Staff
These are the staff at the school whose quality of teaching and management will provide the quality of education that is needed