Volunteers of the DEDA project continue their activities under the newly established Dessi Foundation http://stichtingdessi.org
About Deda Learning Centre
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 Learning Centre Project aims to provide these facilities. With this project the children get an opportunity 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.
since the start of the Project in 2014 a lot of things have been done:
Construction of the Library is finished and an opening ceremony was held in February 2017
A water tank for DEDA School, bought with a fund of the Rabo Share4More Foundation has been installed.
A Solar Panel installed on the roof of the School. Now there is Light and a TV.
Deda School received books of the ISOB Foundation via Mr. Getachew Negate.
All of these facilities will improve the overall education and pleasure of learning.
Work in progress: Organize and equip the newly built Library and give access to books and reading. Construct toilets and showers for better sanitation and hygiene. (fundraising). Volunteers work in close cooperation with DEDA farmer's association and the School Committee.
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.
Volunteers Getachew and Mrs Claudette represent the Deda Learning Centre in the Netherlands and regularly organise fundraising and promotional events. Every Year the Ethiopia Bazaar is held in Amstelveen. This event is supported by the Amstelveen Municipality.
On April 14 2018 and on April 8 2017 a Cultural AfricaDay was held in Rijswijk.
Funding in former years:
June 2016 The Wereledwinkel De Toren - Nieuwkoop contribute € 1000,- to the project.
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). With this great contribution we can provide a clean water system for 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.