The DEDA project was started in 2014 and continues under the newly established Dessi Tuji Foundation. Read their website:

About the Learning Centre Project

The project is about the set up of a new Library, Clean Water, Proper Sanitation and Electricity to improve the learning process for 1860 children and their teachers at DEDA Primary School in Ethiopia.  When the project started in 2014, the school lacked all means to give children a good education. The school was in need of a Library, proper latrines, clean water and electricity. The Project aims to provide these facilities to help children to grow out of their poverty trap. The activities focus on providing the school with a new Library and schoolbooks, clean Water, improved Sanitation and Electricity.

Most remarkable acievements:

  • Construction of the Library in 2016-2017
  • A water tank for DEDA School, with a fund of the Rabo Share4More Foundation.
  • Solar Panels installed on the roof of the School. Now there is Light and a TV.
  • Deda School received its first books from the Netherland via the ISOB Foundation.

About DEDA Primary School

The school is located in DEDA village about 60 km south of Addis Ababa. Deda village is near Hidi town (info in dutch)  It was established in 2002 by the community themselves to serve the population of Deda and surrounding villages. The total student population is +1860, 1010 boys and 850 girls. The school has two cycles: grade one to four and grade five to eight. There are 6 classrooms and a small room for the teachers.

Fundraising Activities

Dessi Tuji Foundation regularly organise fundraising and promotional events, such as the yearly Ethiopia Bazaar in Amstelveen,  supported by the Amstelveen Municipality.  In 2017 and 2018 athey organised a Cultural AfricaDay  in Rijswijk.

More information on the Dessi Tuji Foundation website:  and

Funding in former years:

June 2016 The Wereledwinkel De Toren - Nieuwkoop contribute €  1000,- to  the DEDA School.

April 2016 The Marthe van Rijswijck Foundation contributed € 1500 for the construction of the Library.

The company JOYMED contributed € 250,-  for the Library.

RABO Share4More contributed €  2100 (Dec 2015) for a clean water system at the school.

January 2015 the International Women's Club Eindhoven (IWCE) contributed  1000.

Church of Our Lady in Houten -  its parishioners donated €  280.68 to the project.