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Christmas Challenge Update

Our Christmas Challenge campaign at the end of 2022 raised almost £55,000 to help rehabilitate schools that had been devastated by the conflict in northern Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Ministry of Education undertook any necessary reconstruction, and Camara Ethiopia is busy installing or re-installing computer labs and providing training for teachers.

This is the story of just one school. Kutaber Secondary is located in the small, rural town of Kutaber, in the South Wollo zone of Amhara region, about 420 km north of Addis Ababa. A government school established in 1947, it currently has more than 1745 students, just under half of whom are girls.

Before the fighting, the school had two fully-fledged e-learning centres, but sadly these were destroyed during the conflict around two years ago, along with some of the school’s classrooms.

Thanks to funds raised by our supporters through the Christmas Challenge campaign, Camara Ethiopia has fitted out an entirely new computer lab with 25 desktop computers and trained (or re-trained) some of the school’s teachers in their use, and how best to incorporate digital learning into their everyday practice.

Thanks to the funds we raised through the Christmas Challenge, we’re in the process of rehabilitating ten more schools like Kutaber Secondary, but there are many others that are equally desperate for help. If you could fund a school like this, or would like more information, please contact us.

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