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Kidane Mehret School

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Kidane Mehret School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, provides education for grades 1-12 to a student body of over 900 boys and girls. The school also provides education to less privileged children through a range of merit scholarships.

The Emirates Airline Foundation has been supporting the Kidane Mehret School since 2013, when it announced the Emirates Airline Foundation scholarships. The foundation will fund scholarships for over 50 students every year for the next 10 years.

The foundation also sponsored the construction of a new, fully-equipped computer training lab for senior high and pre-college students. The lab provides more than 20 computer stations with monitors and keyboards, and the facility serves as a Computer-Training Class as well as a Language Laboratory. Currently, the students learn MS Office, ranging from professional presentations to complex spread sheet operations. The upper grades are also offered web design and photo/video editing seminars.

In recent years, Kidane Mehret School holds a 100% university matriculation rate, and is also considered one of the best primary and secondary schools in the country. “Getting support and access to free education is a dream for these youngsters,” said Sr Laetitia S. Borg, School Manager. She added, “When a child is in school and doing well, he or she discovers the joy of learning, and gains the hope for the future which education brings. On behalf of the many children and youth who are the beneficiaries of the Emirates Airline Foundation scholarships, we thank the foundation and Emirates customers for all of their support.”

Kidane Mehret School

Kidane Mehret School

Kidane Mehret School

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