Teacher Development Program



To assist the Ethiopian government by assigning American volunteer teachers to train primary school teachers through the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH).

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

IFESH American volunteer teachers in Ethiopia play an important role in improving the quality of primary education. Volunteers have supported more than 49,911 teachers and students in 39 teacher-training colleges and universities. Hundreds of thousands of primary school students in Ethiopia have benefited by having better trained and more effective primary school teachers. Support to this program will make a significant impact on the quality of primary education in Ethiopia.

How will this project solve this problem?

The program supports U.S. volunteers who work in teachers’ colleges and contribute to the quality of teaching and learning. It promotes learner-centered methodologies, improves English-language instruction and promotes education for girls.

Potential Long Term Impact

The quality of education for students is closely related to the quality of teacher education. Through this program, students are motivated to stay in school, positively impacting the rest of their lives.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $210

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $210 .  The original project funding goal was $132,142.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $210 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Addis Ababa, none, Ethiopia

Project Leader

Aberra Makonnen

Office Chief
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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