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Second round monitoring underway for the project EYGBC

IAs monitoring staff accompanied by Mrs. Stina Karltun, Counselor Bilateral Development Cooperation, Embassy of Sweden kicked off the second round field monitoring visit for the project Empowering Young Girls: Building Communities on October 19, 2015

The monitoring team visited 5 schools located in the SSNPR region, Hwassa and Wolitta Sodo which are supported by the project.
The monitoring team had the chance to have a site down meeting with the partner organizations Center of Concern and Wontta Rural Development Association, school officials and a few of the supported girls to discuss what the project has provided the school so far and what they need in the future.
The first visited school was Hawassa Tabor Secondary and Preparatory School in Hwassa. The school is one of the oldest schools in Hwassa established in 1969 EC. It has a total of 5,237 students (2,223 female students). The school officials, teachers, as well as the beneficiary students gathered in the newly constructed girls leadership center. The beneficiary girls immaculately described what the project has offered them and how it has helped them to improve not only their academics but also their attitudes. Similar events took place when the monitoring team visited Yirgalem Secondary and Preparatory School, Soddo Secondary school, Soddo Preparatory and Shola kodo schools supported by providing entrepreneurship trainings, Renovating Girls Latrine, Tutorial classes, Refurbishment of Girls Leadership, establishing Scouts clubs and by providing educational and sanitary materials.


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We work to reduce risks to vulnerable populations and to help communities, non-governmental organizations, and local authority provide services and protection for at-risk groups. For Initiative Africa vulnerable populations are defined as those groups of people who are typically excluded, disadvantaged or marginalized based on their economic, environmental, social, or cultural characteristics, specifically, children, youth and women.

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