ETH 12 - BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE: HARO WATO SCHOOL
The project takes place in the localities of Haruu Wato and Haruu Waccuu (South Ethiopia), Uraga area, where the Comboni Missionary Sisters have been working for over 15 years in the health, social and educational fields. This is an entirely rural area, where people live on subsistence agriculture, very much exposed to adverse climatic conditions that often hamper their activities. Families are extended and parents attach great importance to the education of their children.
In Haruu Waccuu, the Comboni Missionary Sisters run a kindergarten and an elementary school. Haru Waccuu is a fairly large village, which extends along the main road from Dilla to the surrounding Uraga Mountains south of Addis Ababa. The environment is very beautiful, thanks to the lush vegetation and the cultivation of coffee, which is among the main activities of the region.
The school complex stands on a large plot with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. The school hosts about 600 children, divided into 4 classes of kindergarten and 6 classes of elementary school, in which there are up to 50/60 pupils respectively, generally all attentive and disciplined. Each class has its teacher; in total there are 12 teachers endowed with various types of diploma depending on what is required by the State for the teaching of the various grades.
In two years time we plan to have 8 elementary school classes, since the extension works of the primary school are almost finished. The Comboni Missionary Sisters have made a beautiful journey with the families so that they can be increasingly involved in the education of their children. The tuition is about 2 and a half euros.
- To ensure quality education for the population
- To provide for teachers' salaries without burdening the families' budget
Direct: 600 pupils
Indirect: their families
Referent sister of the project: Sr. Camacho Calderón Nora María