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Update From Tigray, Ethiopia ...

... For those following our efforts in the Horn of Africa... I Bring Good News:

Admin Block and Classroom Block 90% Complete
The Kalina school project funded by Saint David’s School is on the verge of completion.

Located in one of the more remote districts of Tigray, Ethiopia, known as Raya-Azebo, The Kalina school is 120 kilometers from Mekelle, the capital of Tigray.

The first primary school in Kalina, known as a dass school, served 232 children, of which 47% were girls, in the 2012/13 academic year.
A dass school is an open air instructional space--no roof, no walls, no water. The dass was the beginning phases of developing a formal "school" program in Kalina in preparation for the second cycle: The Saint David's Project.  

The Saint David’s funded project is comprised of one building block with four classrooms, another building block with three administrative and resource center rooms, and two additional smaller blocks of dry latrines, one for girls and one for boys.

Boys and Girls Latrines
Approximately 90% of the construction work was completed as of the end of August 2013, and the Kalina children already have access to potable water.  This is huge!  In addition to all the benefits of a proper school, we are providing the community with the tremendous benefits of a well too.

The academic year in Tigray is scheduled to begin in late September.  Kalina in on track to be ready for that day!


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