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Project information

Library books for rural elementary schools

Over the last five years A-CET has helped communities build six community rural full elementary schools serving over 3,000 students with libraries but have been unable to attract donors to buy locally available and printed and available appropriate education books up to their Grade 8 syllabus level

January 2011 - December 2011

Charity information: A-CET (African Children's Educational Trust)

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  • Need


    We have trural school libraries with no books


    These locally printed local language books are now increasingly avaiable and we wish to stock the libraries

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Stock all our completed schools with books


    » Buy the books in the capital Addis Abeba and distribute to the school libraries

    What success will look like

    Success will be all siox school libraries fully stocked

  • Impact


    All schools with sifficent books


    Mis-use of or theft of books. Support wikllk be given to resident School Directors to set up a proper conttrol system


    Through web-site and newsletters

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £18,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 School1 Local books for library
      £3,000 School2 Local books for library
      £3,000 School3 Local books for library
      £3,000 School4 Local books for library
      £3,000 School5 Local books for library
      £3,000 School6 Local books for library

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Milan International School £3,000 Conditional
  • Background


    These schools are located in the Wajirat/Hintalo Woreda of the South East Zone of Tigray Region in Northern Ethiopia


    Currently >3,000 children are registered as attending these schools (51% girls 49% boys) from an area with a population of an estimated >25,000. This is the poorest woreda in the poorest zone and poorest redgion of Ethiopia. Composed of often illiterate/innumerate farmers ekeing out a marginal living on highly degraded rocky outcrops. Some are on supplementary food issues. None have any savings. Area forcibly depopulated during 1984-92 civil war, now returned.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working in this since 1992 and as a charity since 1997. Well known and trusted by local governmenmt and communities. We never make promises we do not carry out. We have the highest reputation with projects implemented by award winning local charity composed of trained, dedicated and experienced local staff. Have won local and international wards for our work in this sector. Other charities recommended to follopw our way of working.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    David Stables

    CEO/Chair of main UK-based funding & oversight charity. 50 yrs African field experience in civil engineering, managing & development work, exRed Cross

    Bisrat Mesfin

    CEO/Chair local implementary charity, 20 yrs with David. Highly respected by all. Dedicated, experienced, very honest, and an inspirational motivator