Camara Ethiopia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Costa Foundation in Ethiopia to support schools in the coffee growing area of Bule Hora, in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia.
Camara and the Costa Foundation will collaborate to implement Camara’s eLearning Center model into four Costa Foundation secondary-level schools in the Bule Hora area, an extremely remote and rural coffee-growing region in the south of Ethiopia. Teacher training support, educational content and software, in addition to ICT equipment, will enable these students acquire digital literacy and other 21st Century skills, to improve the quality of education they receive.
Set up in 2006 to provide support to coffee growing communities, the Costa Foundation implements programmes to improve social and economic welfare in these communities, by providing children with access to education. In Ethiopia, the Costa Foundation has set up seven schools in coffee-growing communities, with a further two being built this year.
“Working together with the Costa Foundation to provide eLearning Centers to schools in such rural areas is a great opportunity for us to further develop the Camara model to ensure that it works for the most marginalised communities, bringing about a sustainable and long lasting change”, said Shakeel Padamsey, Country Director of Camara Ethiopia,
Camara and the Costa Foundation hope to expand this project to all Costa schools in Ethiopia, and use the project as a way to educate students and communities on cross-cutting issues such as gender, HIV/AIDs, and environmental protection.
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