The school was established in 1941 in Hosaena, a small town 4 hours south of Addis Ababa. The secondary school takes in children from 9th to 12th grade. It currently has 2,888 students, of which 1,460 are females.
Some Student Stories
“My name is Tigist Kebede I am 17 and I just got in grade 10. I am very excited that I have joined grade 10. I joined in the Yekatit School last year and they gave us a computer theory class then but I didn’t get the chance to touch the computers as there is a shortage. I want to learn more and know about computer as I aspire to become a Doctor. I know I have to read a lot and search more books I usually use the library but that’s not enough as they have a few books and most of them are being used by students it would help me more if was able to use the computer to do more searches on books.“
“My Name is Amanuel Aragaw I was born and raised here in Hosaena. I am 19 and in grad 12. I am the first child for my family and I have younger siblings. Previously I have taken theory class on computers so I usually go to the government schools to read more on a computer as I was unable to get books. Here we have a few computers but compared to the student’s number it’s impossible to learn on a computer. Next year, God’s will I will join the university and I want to study software engineering. I know it’s not going to be easy as I have limited knowledge on computer but I am hopeful that I will somehow manage it and come back to this school to teach other students I hope then we will have enough computers for the next generation.”