Debre Work Primary School
Debre Work Primary School started with 16 male students in 1948. The school now has 2,066 students, including 31 children with special educational needs. Children learn in mud and falling down classrooms, and the smallest class size is 60. Debre Work is FGCF’s first project in East Gojjam. The community contributed 85% of the cost of the project and provided FGCF with a three year salary to hire a junior education expert.
Construction of 16 cement block classrooms, an admin block with a teacher resource centre, an IT room and offices, a library and science lab and latrines separate for boys and girls is 70% complete and furniture for the new facilities is ordered. The children will move to the new facilities when the next academic year starts in September 2019.
Preparatory work for live fence and educational gardening is finalized, baseline learning assessments will be conducted in June 2019, and teacher training will begin in September 2019.