The project will provide emergency education assistances such as educational materials and supplies, solar light, and nutrition support for 2000 school children of displaced Oromo people, who have fled from Somali border in Ethiopia due to the consequences of armed conflicts.
More than half million Oromo people in Oromia region have been displaced from north east and south east of Ethiopia due to conflict in the Somali borders in the first half of September 2017. The outcome of the conflict and this large-scale displacement markedly deteriorated the education status of hundred and thousands of school children. The school children and their parents settled in makeshift gojo, a traditional shelter constructed in displacement sites that lack educational facilities.
The project will provide emergency education assistance for 2000 children attending primary school. The support to be provided includes educational materials and supplies, school feeding and solar light for makeshift gojo shelter. School children of displaced persons fleeing conflict, especially students of marginalized community groups such as orphans, girls and disables will be given the priority.
The project will deliver the following log-term effects: 1) Emergency education assistance ensures security to life to 750 displaced parents fleeing conflict; 2) About 2000 school aged children of displaced persons able to continue their education; and 3) Humanitarian assistance ensures that marginalized communities affected by man-made disasters have equal access to quality essential services to guarantee their human dignity.