Benishangul Gumuz Regional State Schools Renovation Programme – Ethiopia
The education component of this integrated programme aims at improving access and quality of primary education. Focusing on three primary schools in the first phase, seventeen sub-standard blocks containing 33 classrooms, 2 libraries, 2 pedagogical centres and 11 administrative offices have been renovated. Two new standard student toilets with eight seats each were also constructed.
The second phase of the education component enabled the establishment of brand new primary schools and a model early childhood education centre in Belemegoha Kebele. Moreover, additional standard blocks containing four classrooms each have been built in Menge and Keshaf primary schools. Two-substandard blocks have also been renovated, and four standard student toilets constructed.
Moreover, school furniture, reference books, mini-media equipment and other learning materials supplied. The programme has also supported professional development opportunities for more than seventy-three teachers and local education leaders. More than 579 children from disadvantaged families have also been supported with different learning materials.
The refurbishment and construction of classrooms, toilets and water harvesting structures as well as capacity building activities significantly improved the physical and emotional satisfaction of teachers and students thereby increased enrollment and the quality of education.